Biography

Tom Redmond is a broadcaster, presenter, horn player and animateur. He regularly presents Radio 3 in Concert from venues and festivals across the UK and is a frequent host of pre-concert talks. As a horn player he has performed throughout Europe, Japan, Russia, South East Asia and the USA with orchestras including the City of Birmingham and London Symphony orchestras, Hong Kong Philharmonic and the Philharmonia.

  • Tom Redmond
  • Tom Redmond
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He was a member of the Hallé orchestra for 13 years before relinquishing his position in 2016 to allow him more time to work in music education and broadcasting.

He is involved with the BBC's Ten Pieces project, leading creative workshops with its celebrity ambassadors, and he was the orchestra consultant for the project's ebook. He has introduced classical music to over 150,000 young people and their families in interactive concerts for schools with the Hallé, CBSO, RTÉ NSO, SCO and Ulster Orchestra.

As an animateur he has led creative sessions in a variety of musical environments, from prisons to music hubs and state and public schools. He has recently devised and delivered a series of corporate training workshops to highlight the effects of inspirational leadership in the workplace, using the orchestra as an example of a high performance team. He is also the horn tutor at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music and has a close relationship with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and its INSPIRE program. He works as a consultant with many orchestras, providing resources and training for outreach and creative programs.

Tom is in demand as a presenter of pops concerts and has worked alongside conductors including Stephen Bell, Andrew Gourlay, James Lowe, Jamie Phillips, Timothy Redmond, Peter Stark and Neil Thomson. As part of the recent Britten centenary celebrations he narrated The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra at the closing concert of the 2013 Aldeburgh Festival with the Hallé under Sir Mark Elder. This lead to a commission from the orchestra to re-write the text for YPG, which received its first performances in Manchester and Nottingham in 2015 and has been programmed again over the next two seasons.

Recent and future presenting highlights include debuts with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the Edinburgh International Festival, Insights at the Royal Opera House, the premier of a new work, Dinosaur Rumpus, with the Hallé and return visits to the CBSO, RTENSO and Ulster Orchestra. At the Royal Albert Hall he hosts a concert for young people with Lang Lang and in October 2016 presents My First Orchestral Adventure with the RPCO.