Tom Seligman, Guest Conductor, was born in London and studied in Cambridge, Glasgow and Amsterdam. He has been conducting for The Royal Ballet since 2010 and has also worked with New York City Ballet and English National Ballet. Opera engagements have included The Rake’s Progress and The Beggar's Opera (Edinburgh Studio Opera) and Le nozze di Figaro (Opera East). He made his BBC Radio 3 debut conducting the Hebrides Ensemble at the 2005 St Magnus Festival, was Principal Conductor at the Musique-Cordiale Festival in Provence 2008–12 and is currently Principal Conductor of Kensington Chamber Orchestra. Also in demand as a choral conductor, Seligman has worked extensively with the BBC and London Symphony Choruses, was chorus master for the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Claudio Abbado at the BBC Proms and was Guest Chorus Director for the Hallé’s Gramophone Award-winning recording of Elgar’s The Kingdom.