Tom Redmond appointed Chet’s Director of Music
Congratulations to Tom Redmond on his appointment as Director of Music at Chetham’s School of Music.
The Junior RNCM French horn tutor and RNCM alum was chosen for the role following an extensive search, and will take up the position in September 2019.
Alun Jones, Chetham’s Principal, said: ‘Tom’s knowledge of the contemporary classical music industry and orchestral repertoire, and his passion for music education, will prove to be major assets as we look ahead to an exciting future at Chetham’s.’
A former member of the Hallé, Tom has performed throughout Europe, Japan, Russia, South East Asia and USA with ensembles including the CBSO, Philharmonia and London Symphony. He is also widely recognised for his work as an animateur and is a regular presenter on BBC Radio 3.
He said: ‘I’m delighted to be taking on the role of Director of Music at Chetham’s. The students and staff are truly extraordinary and the school’s place at the heart of one of the most exciting musical cities in the world makes it a very special place to work and study.’
Tom’s appointment comes as Chetham’s prepares for a year of events marking its 50th anniversary as a specialist music school.
Alun added: ‘I look forward to working closely with Tom as we build on 50 years of outstanding experience as a specialist music school. His arrival marks the beginning of our second half century, in which we’ll continue to focus on the provision of exceptional training and care for our exceptional young people.’
3 December 2018