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One of the world’s best-
He has held front desk positions with the Buffalo Philharmonic and Israel Philharmonic Orchestras and Principal positions with l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, The Academy of St Martin-
In recent years, he has been pursuing an ever-
He has recently completed a series of recordings of the music of Giovanni Bottesini, the great 19th century virtuoso, which have met with great critical acclaim. His recordings in the Bottesini series with Anthony Halstead were awarded “Gramophone Magazine Record of the Year” and his recording with The English Chamber Orchestra was chosen as the “Sunday Times Record of the Year”. During 2008 the celebrated series was re-
Tom has an impressive class at Birmingham Conservatoire and was for many years Senior Professor of Double Bass at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Professor at the Royal College of Music in London, He is in constant demand to give master classes internationally and his students can be found all over the World. He is responsible for a large number of editions of music for double bass notably for the International Music Company, New York
Often asked to serve on International Competition juries, recent appearances have been in Moscow, Geneva, Cremona, Bucharest, Munich, Ludwigslust, St Petersburg and Markneukirchen
As a conductor: Tom studied with Sian Edwards in London and in Oxford with Stephen Darlington and has recently completed the first appearance on CD of Bottesini’s masterly “Messa da Requiem” with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists for Naxos.