Thomas Wimmer was born in Austria in 1961 and studied the viola
da gamba in Vienna, soon finding a particular interest in music of the Middle
Ages and the Renaissance, a field in which he specialised, playing instruments
that include the Renaissance viol, the vihuela d'arco, Medieval fiddle and rebec.
In 1988 he founded Accentus, further developing his fascination with the multicultural
early music traditions of Spain, on which the ensemble concentrates its attention.
He has directed courses for strings at the Vienna City Conservatory and at the
Higher Institute for Occidental Music in Damascus. With Accentus and as a guest
of other ensembles he has appeared in performances in Moscow, Canada, the Middle
East, North Africa and throughout Europe and at leading festivals in Austria
and elsewhere. He has made over thirty CD recordings.