Tom Poster is a musician whose skills and passions extend well beyond the conventional role of the concert pianist. He has been described as “a marvel, [who] can play anything in any style” (The Herald), “mercurially brilliant” (The Strad), and as having “a beautiful tone that you can sink into like a pile of cushions” (BBC Music).
Tom has performed concertos with Aurora Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, China National Symphony, Hallé, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic and Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and made multiple appearances at the BBC Proms. He is artistic director of Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, an ensemble with a flexible line-up and an ardent commitment to diversity, with recent residencies at Wigmore Hall and Cheltenham Festival. His regular chamber music partners include Alison Balsom, Steven Isserlis, Guy Johnston, Matthew Rose and Elena Urioste, and he is pianist of the Aronowitz Ensemble (former BBC New Generation Artists).
Tom has recorded for BIS, Chandos, Decca, EMI and Warner Classics, and regularly features as soloist on film soundtracks, including the Oscar-nominated score for The Theory of Everything. He studied with Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and at King’s College, Cambridge. Tom is also a successful composer and arranger, and a lifelong fan of animals with unusual noses. He has appeared at Musicfest Aberystwyth every summer since 2003!