Looking forward to an exciting concert with violin and guitar on Thursday 27th July at the lovely conference venue of Queen Margaret’s school Escrick. The concert starts at 7.30 and ends the afternoon of joint EGTA/ESTA workshops.
Tom began playing the guitar at the age of 5 and later became the first guitarist to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School. He has performed across the UK & Europe including performances at the Wigmore Hall (where he made his debut aged 15), Cadogan Hall, Purcell Room, Deal Festival and tours of Italy and Japan. Tom has won prizes as a soloist in the Ivor Mairants and Tokyo International Guitar Competitions.
Recording credits include an appearance on the London Conchord Ensemble’s acclaimed CD of Poulenc’s entire chamber works (‘A constant joy’ – Gramophone) for Champs Hill Records and the first recording of Steve Goss’ ‘Frozen Music’ for guitar & string trio for Cadenza. His interest in chamber music has led to numerous collaborations, most notably his guitar duo with Laura Snowden which won the 1st Ligita International Guitar Duo Competition in the summer of 2012 and, in 2014, had the honour of performing Frederic Hand’s ‘Prayer’ live with John Williams in a new guitar trio arrangement by Richard Harvey.
In September 2001 Elliott was awarded a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School, where he studied with Suzie Meszaros, Rosemary Warren-Green and Lioutsia Ibragimova on the violin until Christmas 2008, when he changed to first study viola. Elliott was a foundation scholar at the Royal College of Music in London where he studied with Andriy Viytovych.
Elliott has taken part in numerous concerts as a soloist and chamber musician, performing in most London venues, including The Wigmore Hall, The Royal festival Hall, The Royal Albert hall, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Purcell Room, Sadlers Wells, Snape Maltings, The Cadogan Hall and numerous concerts in the Menuhin Hall. Recent engagements include playing Viola Viola by George Benjamin in the Purcell room and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with the Audeat Camerata in Hampstead and the Orchestra of the City in St James’ Piccadilly
In 2014 Elliott joined the Glasgow based, Maxwell String Quartet, with whom he enjoys a busy concert diary. Elliott also performs regularly with The Perks Ensemble, which he co-founded with his brother, Oscar and sister, Ursula in 2011.