Tom Scott studied piano at Chetham's
School of Music before studying on the joint course at the Royal
Northern College of Music (RNCM) and at The
University of Manchester, where he gained a first class honours
degree in music and also won the Musicales Prize, the Shirley Cattarall
Award for piano, Prix scarbo Prize, the Hargreaves Academic Prize, the
Proctor-Gregg Prize for performance and the Sir Thomas Beecham Medal
for outstanding achievement. Tom currently tutors piano at The University
a pianist, Tom's extensive and wide ranging performance career has led
to performances throughout the UK and Europe. His playing has been featured
on TV documentaries for Granada and BBC Television, as well as on many
BBC radio broadcasts.
Tom made his concerto debut at the age of 17 with the Hallé orchestra
at Manchester's Bridgewater
Hall playing Prokoviev's Piano Concerto No.1. He has had concerto
engagements with Chetham's Symphony Orchestra and the RNCM String Orchestra,
with performances at The Bridgewater Hall, The RNCM, and at The Lichfield
Festival. He has recently completed a UK tour as guest solo pianist
with ENB, playing Rhapsody in Blue over forty times in their production
of "Strictly Gershwin".
Tom regularly appears as an orchestral pianist with the Hallé
and the BBC
keyboards recently for BBC Proms in the Park and Friday Night is Music
Night. He is also involved with Raymond
Gubbay Concerts throughout the UK.
A busy keyboard duo recital schedule with his brother Jonathan
Brothers Duo, continues to take Tom to all of the major UK concert
as well return visits to the major UK music festivals and prompting
international performance invitations. They have released several CDs
on their own label to great acclaim.
Tom Scott's piano playing is often breathtakingly fluid and effortless,
and there are many occasions when he almost 'steals the show' "
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