in 1981, Tom Poster is rapidly emerging as one of the most
talented and versatile pianists of his generation. As a
concerto soloist, solo recitalist and chamber musician, he has
appeared in major venues throughout Britain, Ireland, continental
Europe and the Middle East, and is a regular guest at national and
international festivals. During the last season he made his Far
Eastern début. Since his London début at the age of 13 and a
performance in the Barbican Hall two years later, Tom has appeared
extensively in a wide ranging concerto repertoire of over 20 major
works, and has made multiple appearance with many orchestras, including
In September 2007
Tom won the prestigious Scottish International Piano Competition.
Prizes included a Bluthner Grand Piano, £10,000 and numerous
concert engagements. Tom has played nearly every year for the City
of Oxford Orchestra since he was 14. He appears twice in its current
2007/2008 season, performing Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No.3
in November and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1 in the annual
January New Year Concert.
has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards throughout his
musical career. In 2000, he won the keyboard sections of both the
Royal Overseas League and the BBC Young Musicians Competitions. As a
result of the latter he performed Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a
Theme of Paganini in the Bridgewater Hall under Jan Pascal
Tortelier. Tom has made many appearances on BBC Radio 3 as well as
on BBC 2 and Classic FM. He has an established duo partnership with
cellist Guy Johnston.
currently holds a postgraduate fellowship at the Guildhall School of
Music and Drama, where he continues to study with Joan Havill, his
teacher for the past 14 years. Tom gained a Double First in music
from Kings College, Cambridge where he won all the major prizes for
performance. As a composer, Tom has had two chamber operas performed
and has also composed incidental music for several plays including Romeo
and Juliet and Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia.