Beethoven – Piano Concerto No.4 – 1 March 2008
Winner of the First Prize at the 2007 Scottish International Piano Competition, Tom Poster’s diverse and rapidly developing career combines the complementary roles of concerto soloist, solo recitalist and chamber musician across an extensive repertoire in a range of major international venues.
Tom has performed concertos with the BBC Philharmonic/Yan Pascal Tortelier, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/James Loughran, China National Symphony Orchestra/En Shao, Southbank Sinfonia/Vladimir Ashkenazy, European Union Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of St Petersburg State Academic Capella.
He has given solo recitals at the Barbican Hall, St John’s Smith Square and at festivals in Brighton, Edinburgh, Windsor and Spoleto, and has performed chamber music at the Wigmore and Bridgewater Halls, the Aldeburgh and Cheltenham Festivals and the Louvre Auditorium.
Tom appears regularly on BBC Radio 3 and has recorded works by Thomas Adès for EMI. He is a member of the BBC New Generation Artists scheme (as pianist of the Aronowitz Ensemble), has collaborated with the Brodsky, Endellion and Medici Quartets, and gives regular duo recitals with cellist Guy Johnston.
Earlier competition successes include winning the keyboard sections of the Royal Over-Seas League and BBC Young Musician of the Year Competitions in 2000. Born in 1981, Tom studied with Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he held a Postgraduate Fellowship, and at King’s College, Cambridge, where he gained a Double First in music. He is also a successful composer.