Tom started playing the violin at the age of four and gained experience with many youth and amateur orchestras in Kent, Guernsey and London. Whilst leading the London Schools Symphony Orchestra and studying under such conductors as Thomas Sanderling and Leif Segerstam he realised his passion for the art of conducting. Studying Music with Acoustics at Southampton University he became Leader and Assistant Conductor of both the Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonietta and set up his own Concerto Orchestra to conduct. He has studied under Peter Stark, Richard Dickens, Peter Ash, Robin Browning and Philip Ellis, competed in the Cadaques International Conducting Competition, studied with Rodolfo Saglimbeni, Denise Ham and Toby Purser on the George Hurst Conductors’, studied with Dr.John Traill at the Oxford Conducting Institute and had a workshop with Freddie Kempf and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra while working as Guest Conductor with the Surrey County Youth Orchestra.
Tom really enjoys being Musical Director of the Pelly Concert Orchestra and the Buckinghamshire County Youth Orchestra as well as conducting the Aylesbury & High Wycombe Youth Orchestras and half a dozen other youth ensembles. He has worked at most of the major concert venues in the UK and recently conducted at the Royal Albert Hall for the first time. Tom is Leader and Assistant conductor of the Haslemere Music Society and also recently founded the Marlow Orchestra in his hometown taking music out of the concert hall and to the people, performing in the local pubs, hotel and park.
In 2006 he helped start the Charity Symphony Orchestra which continues to raise money for various charities, the latest big project earlier this year being a Beethovathon (symphonies 1-9) for Comic Relief, a second instalment to the Haydathon (all 104!!) a few years ago. He has had engagements with the St. Albans Symphony Orchestra, Welwyn Garden City Symphony & Chorus, Buckingham Chamber Orchestra, Sidcup Symphony Orchestra, Bridgenorth Symphonia, London Repertoire Orchestra, Woking Chamber Orchestra, Didcot & Wallingford Symphony Orchestra and Abbotts Langley Orchestra. He is also really excited about working as a Guest Conductor for the Trinity Camerata in 2016.