Tom Redmond is a broadcaster, presenter, horn player and animateur. He presents for BBC Radio 3 from concert halls and festivals across the UK including Aldeburgh, Edinburgh and the BBC Proms. 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 within music education and broadcasting.
Tom has introduced classical music to over 250,000 young people and their families in interactive concerts with the Hallé, City of Birmingham, Scottish Chamber, Royal Scottish National, Ulster and RTÉ National Symphony Orchestras, Welsh National Opera and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He is involved with the BBC’s Ten Pieces project, leading creative workshops with its celebrity ambassadors, and he was the orchestra consultant for the project’s e-book.
As an animateur he has led creative workshops in a variety of musical environments, from prisons to music hubs and state and public schools. He has recently devised and delivered a series of corporate training workshops to highlight the effects of inspirational leadership in the workplace, using the orchestra as an example of a high-performance team.
Tom is the horn tutor at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music and Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and has a close relationship with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and its INSPIRE program. He has recently been announced as the new Director of Music at Chetham’s School of Music, starting from September 2019.