Presenter Tommy Pearson
Tommy Pearson has been a familiar figure in the UK music world for nearly 25 years. After an early career as a percussionist and composer, Tommy became one of the busiest voices on BBC Radio, presenting most of Radio 3’s main strands and regularly appearing on Radio 4 and as a host of the BBC4 TV Proms coverage.
Film music has dominated much of his career, as concert producer, host and broadcaster. Tommy has produced and hosted major concerts around the world including the “World Soundtrack Awards” in Ghent; concerts with actor Sir Anthony Hopkins, which resulted in a No.1 album; and “A Night Out With Sir Michael Caine”, a gala charity event at the Royal Albert Hall in 2014 featuring the iconic actor interviewed by Jonathan Ross, with the LSO and special guests including Quincy Jones, Joss Stone, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. In March 2015, Tommy produced “Interstellar Live”, a sold-out screening of the sci-fi epic at the RAH with composer Hans Zimmer and orchestra playing the score live, plus a pre-concert talk with Prof Stephen Hawking, Kip Thorne, Brian Cox and director Christopher Nolan.
Other live film events Tommy has produced include ‘Independence Day Live’ and ‘Brassed Off’ at the Royal Albert Hall, ‘North By Northwest’ at the London Coliseum, ’Planet of the Apes’ at the Royal Festival Hall and ‘Touching the Void’ at the Barbican, all featuring the scores played live.
As a filmmaker, Tommy has made promos and online content for clients such as BBC, EMI, Universal Music Group, Boosey & Hawkes, LSO, LA Philharmonic, and many individual artists. Sky Arts have broadcast a number of his programmes, including “King’s Singers Christmas” and “Live from Wigmore Hall”.
In his spare moments, Tommy enjoys playing percussion, cycling and racing go-karts. Not usually at the same time.