About Tom Poster
Since the millennium, British pianist and composer Tom Poster has been a popular artist in concerts and on recordings, demonstrating flexibility in a highly varied repertoire that includes concertos, chamber music, and solo keyboard recitals, as well as his own original programs. Born in 1981, Poster gave his first public performance in London at age 13, and his precocity led him to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where his teacher was Joan Havill. Among the awards he received were the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2000 and the first prize of the Scottish International Piano Competition in 2007. He has performed with many of the leading orchestras in the UK and around the world, often conducting from the keyboard in Mozart and Beethoven concertos, and working with many prominent conductors in the more physically demanding concertos. Poster frequently performs for BBC broadcasts, and he has been a guest artist at several of the BBC Proms and other music festivals. An active chamber musician, Poster has collaborated in piano quintets with such ensembles as the Brodsky, Endellion, Heath, Martinu, Medici, Navarra, and Tippett Quartets, among many others. As an innovative concert programmer, Poster has held a residency at Wilton's Music Hall, and served as artistic director of the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, a group committed to diversity in its concerts and festivals. Poster has composed works for trumpeter Alison Balsam, and a chamber opera for the Wattle & Daub Figure Theatre, working with his brother, puppeteer Tobi Poster. His recordings have included Light and Shadows for Edition Classics, In Dance and Song for Champs Hill Records, Légende: Works for Trumpet and Piano for Warner Classics, and Estrellita on BIS, and he is featured as the soloist on the soundtrack for the 2014 film, The Theory of Everything.