Biography

Tom Redmond is a presenter, horn player and animateur specialising in music education. He devises and presents interactive concerts for schools and families for orchestras and festivals including Hallé, CBSO, RSNO, WNO, RTÉ NSO (Dublin), Ulster Orchestra, Edinburgh International and Hong Kong Arts Festival. At the Royal Albert Hall he curates and hosts My Great Orchestral Adventure, a magical musical family extravaganza. He was involved with the BBC's Ten Pieces project, leading creative workshops with its celebrity ambassadors, and was the orchestra consultant for the project's ebook.

He's a regular voice on BBC Radio 3 presenting live concerts, studio programs and the BBC proms.

As an animateur Tom has led creative sessions in a variety of environments from prisons, to music hubs and board rooms. He presents corporate training workshops to demonstrate the effectiveness of inspirational leadership in the workplace, using the orchestra as an example of a high performance team.

Tom is horn tutor at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music and Chetham's School of Music, and has a close relationship with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and its INSPIRE programme.

As a horn player he has performed throughout Europe, Japan, Russia, South East Asia and the USA with orchestras including the City of Birmingham and London Symphony orchestras, Hong Kong Philharmonic and the Philharmonia. He was a member of the Hallé for 13 years before relinquishing his position in 2016 to allow him more time to work in music education and broadcasting.

Recent presenting highlights include debuts with Royal Northern Sinfonia at the Great Exhibition of the North; Britten Pears Orchestra with Marin Alsop at the Snape Proms featuring a newly commissioned text for Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals and [INSIDE]OUT, an interactive presentation into the great composers with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.