Tom Primrose

Upcoming Events

Newbury Spring Festival Chorus
25th Anniversary Concert
Friday 17 May
St Nicolas Church

Tom Primrose is a British conductor, accompanist and coach known for his work in the field of vocal music, working with opera, song, and choral repertoire. He studied at Oxford University with Robert Saxton and at the Royal Academy of Music with Michael Dussek and Malcolm Martineau. During this time he won several major prizes for piano accompaniment including the Webb Award, the Dennis Horner Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and the Rosenblatt Accompanists Prize. He has strong connections with Norfolk where he conducts the UEA Choir and Chamber Choir and acted for a time as Assistant Organist and Director of the Girls’ Choir at Norwich Cathedral.  He is Artistic Co-Director of the Southrepps Music Festival.  He is on the music staff at Grange Festival Opera where he is currently chorusmaster, and is chorusmaster of the Newbury Spring Festival and the Cambridge Philharmonic Society. His freelance work as an opera assistant takes him conducting all over the world, including Polish National Opera, Korea National Opera, the Mariinsky in St Petersburg, and most recently the Opéra National de Paris where he assisted Susanna Mälkki preparing Berg’s Wozzeck. He has performed as a pianist and conductor in many of the UK’s  principal concert halls and festivals, and on BBC television and radio, and has collaborated with leading singers and instrumentalists including Ben Johnson, Jonathan McGovern, Christina Gansch, Susanna Hurrell, Michael Chance, Mary Bevan, Ruby Hughes, Ema Nikolovska, Claire Barnett-Jones, Ellie Laugharne, Jose Maria del Monaco, Javier Camerena, Corrine Winters, Jonathan Bloxham, Ben Baker and Jenifer Pike, amongst many others.

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