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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 (pictured right)  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 in Stravinsky's 'Tango' for the LPO at the Royal Festival Hall and as the soloist in René Aubry's 'The Gruffalo' with Britten Sinfonia and Opera North. Upcoming performances in 2019 include Mahler's 'Das Lied von der Erde' as part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and a tour to Tokyo with the Royal Opera House.

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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 and string trio for the Cadenza label.

 

Last year (2018) Tom's arrangement of Schumann's 'Märchenbilder' was choreographed by Images Ballet Company and performed live by Tom with Elliott Perks on a UK tour with the company. The recording can be accessed on Spotify HERE