Born in 1986, Tom Newall trained at Durham University and at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester. Originally a pianist, Tom’s studied singing to achieve a Diploma from the ABRSM whilst still at school and turned to conducting at the age of 15.
In the last ten years, Tom has held positions with a variety of ensembles including Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra, Durham University Chamber Orchestra and Durham University Symphony Orchestra. He has a wide ranging repertorie, some highlights being Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, all nine Beethoven symphonies, and Tchaikovsky’s fifth and sixth symphonies. In May 2011, Tom conducted Manchester Camerata as part of his Master’s degree. Tom recently worked for Feelgood Theatre Productions as part of a business conference for the firm Brenntag.
Tom has worked on over 50 production teams in the past ten years, and has a number of MD credits to his name, including How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, My Fair Lady, Crazy for You, 42nd Street, Sweeney Todd, The Pirates of Penzance and The Wiz. As AMD, he has worked on Little Shop of Horrors, The Dreaming, and Guys and Dolls. He also has an avid interest for opera, and has assisted L’enfant et les Sortileges, and conducted productions of Hansel and Gretel and Carmen.
This season, Tom is looking forward to working again for North Cheshire Wind Orchestra and Sheffield Philharmonic as a guest Conductor, and will take up the post of Music Director of Blackburn Music Society in January 2013.