TOM HARROLD is an award-winning Scottish composer whose music has received worldwide performances by a multitude of performing groups and artists, at venues which include the Berlin Philharmonie and Royal Albert Halls.
Aged just 28, Tom's music has been performed across the globe by orchestras which include BBC Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, Scottish Chamber, Aurora, and Birmingham Festival Orchestras, BBC Singers, Manchester Camerata, Endymion Ensemble, Edinburgh Quartet, and Exaudi.
His recent projects include UNCHAINED (a mini-concerto for Colin Currie), DARK DANCE for Psappha, VOICES OF VIMY (a co-commission for the BBC Singers and Pro Coro Canada), TO THE LIGHT for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and CONCERTO FOR SAXOPHONE AND ORCHESTRA for the BBC Philharmonic and Emma McPhilemy.
In 2017, RAZE (which opened the Last Night of the Proms in 2016) was selected by the BBC Symphony Orchestra to represent BBC Radio 3 at the International Rostrum of Composers.
"...among the most exciting pieces I’ve heard from a Scottish composer in the last 25 years"
"Raze had a pounding energy driving its low, insistent string fragments..."
"Raze proved a flamboyant curtain-raiser...boisterous, rhythmically intricate, played with winning enthusiasm"
The Financial Times
"Harrold’s writing is precise and clean-textured, yet he imbues the work with a dazzling warmth and emotive density."
"It's bold orchestral writing, confident enough to use the brightest of colours and the chunkiest of rhythms"