Tom Carr, composer

Tom Carr: Composer Summer 2016

I started writing music almost as soon as I started playing the clarinet at age 9. I have written a number of pieces for chamber groups, orchestra and wind band. I have had the pleasure of hearing a number of these being performed, including “Taking Flight” which won the South Berkshire Wind Band Young Composer Competition in 2012 and was subsequently played by Maestros Newbury Music Centre Concert Band on tour in Austria and Germany. In 2014, I wrote a fanfare that was played at the Royal Albert Hall. I began composition lessons at the Junior Royal Academy of Music in September 2014 under John Cooney, where I met Daniel Hogan. Last year I won the under 19 category for Symphonic Wind Orchestra of North London’s Young Composer competition with “Swallow Canyon”, which was performed last summer. I came highly commended in the BBC Inspire Proms competition, with “The Gravity Of Regret” for flute, viola and harp. I was introduced to the Queen after my composition “Maltugandata UK” was performed at Commonwealth Observance Day 2015. This year, I was a winner of the Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra’s Young Composer Award and the orchestra performed my piece “Tracing The Contour”.

Last updated August 2016

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