Tom Hammond – Music Director & Conductor
Tom Hammond is a London-based conductor, record producer and Artistic Director.
He holds positions with a number of leading non-professional and youth orchestras in the South East, regularly visits the Middle East to conduct ensembles from the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, Palestine, and is establishing an exciting relationship with Stratford-Upon-Avon based Orchestra of the Swan.
Known for his exciting and thoughtful programming, Tom is also a collaborator with some of the leading names in the British music scene; in the 2019-20 season Tom will be performing with celebrated violinists Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Chloë Hanslip and David Le Page, French horn player Ben Goldscheider, soprano Susana Gaspar and mezzo soprano Emma Stannard. Other soloists with whom Tom has recently appeared include pianist Stephen Hough, clarinetist Emma Johnson and cellists Matthew Sharp and Steven Isserlis.
Tom is Co-Artistic Director and founder of the Hertfordshire Festival of Music which launched in 2016 and has rapidly grown to become one the leading celebrations of classical music in England, with major artists and ensembles alongside innovative outreach work and winning major support from Arts Council England.