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Tom began playing the guitar at the age of 5 and was the first guitarist to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School. He has performed at the Wigmore Hall (where he made his debut aged 15), Cadogan Hall, Purcell Room, Deal Festival and in solo tours of Italy and Japan. Tom has won prizes as a soloist in the Ivor Mairants and Tokyo International Guitar Competitions.

 

Tom's interest in chamber music leads to numerous collaborations, including his guitar duo with Laura Snowden which won the 1st Ligita International Guitar Duo Competition in the summer of 2012 and had the honour of performing Frederic Hand's 'Prayer' live with John Williams in a guitar trio arrangement by the composer Richard Harvey. Tom appears regularly with the London orchestras and performed the principal guitar part for John Adams' El Niño in the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer in London (Barbican) and Paris (Philharmonie).

 

Tom has appeared as a soloist with the Britten Sinfonia and Opera North orchestra productins of 'The Gruffalo' with music by René Aubry and continues to work with Rambert Dance Company in performances of Ghost Dances (featuring the music of Inti Illiamni) and Wild Horses (feauturing Marquez's 3 Danzon with guitar solo). Upcoming performances include an appearance at the QEH for the LPO's Stravinsky season and a concert at the RFH with the London Sinfonietta performing Unsuk Chin's Cosmigimmicks.

 

Recording credits include an appearance on the London Conchord Ensemble's acclaimed CD of Poulenc's entire chamber works ('A constant joy' - Gramophone) for Champs Hill Records and the first recording of Steve Goss' 'Frozen Music' for guitar & string trio for Cadenza. This year (2018), Tom's arrangement of Schumann's Märchenbilder (originally for Viola and Piano) is being choreographed by Images Ballet Company with whom he will perform it live throughout May/June and release a recording to coincide with these live performances.