Piano and Chamber Music Workshop with Tom Poster

Tom Poster is a musician whose skills and passions extend well beyond the conventional role of the concert pianist. He has been described as “a marvel, [who] can play anything in any style” (The Herald), “mercurially brilliant” (The Strad), and as having “a beautiful tone that you can sink into like a pile of cushions” (BBC Music).

During the 2020 lockdown, his #UriPosteJukebox series with Elena Urioste - featuring Tom as pianist, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, writer, curator, backing dancer and snowman - brought a staggeringly diverse selection of music to audiences across the world through 88 daily online performances, for which the duo won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Inspiration Award.

Tom is co-founder and artistic director of Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, appointed Associate Ensemble at Wigmore Hall in 2020. With a flexible line-up featuring many of today’s most inspirational musicians, and an ardent commitment to diversity through its creative programming, Kaleidoscope broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 3 and has recently been ensemble-in-residence at Cheltenham Festival, Kettle’s Yard and Ischia Music Festival. Its debut album for Chandos Records, of works by Beach, Barber and Price, will be released in 2021.

We are delighted to welcome Tom to the faculty to work with our pianists on both solo and chamber repertoire. 

This session is free and open to all.

Oxford University pianists are welcome to take part – we welcome sign ups by both soloists and chamber groups (e.g. piano duos). If you are a current student and would like to take part, please email performance@music.ox.ac.uk