Tom Harrold

Composer

Scottish composer Tom Harrold’s music has been aired internationally at venues which include the Royal Albert,Berlin Philharmonic, Cadogan, Queen Elizabeth, Wigmore, Liverpool Philharmonic and Bridgewater Halls, Maison Symphonique de Montréal, Kings Place, Purcell Room, and St John’s Smith Square. His recent output includes To the Light (2017) for Joseph Swensen and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Raze (2016), which opened the Last Night of the Proms, Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra (2019) for Emma McPhilemy and the BBC Philharmonic, and Nightfires (2016), a BBC SSO commission that was ‘among the most exciting pieces by a Scottish composer in the last 25 years.’ [Herald]. In 2017, Raze was selected by the BBC Symphony Orchestra to represent BBC Radio 3 at the International Rostrum of Composers. Other projects include a concerto for Colin Currie (Unchained, 2018), and chamber works for Psappha (Dark Dance, 2018) and the Edinburgh Quartet (Elegy, 2017; Silent Shores, 2015). Tom is currently based in Manchester, where he is an Honorary Associate Artist of the RNCM (his alma mater). In 2014 he broke a Guinness World Record for his work Ticcatoccatina, for the greatest number of musicians performing on one piano at one time.