Tom Gauterin was born in 1980 and read English at Jesus College, Oxford. Since then, he has been praised in the press for his “relentless energy and enthusiasm” and described by Bachtrack.com as a “considerable talent”.
In 2004 he co-founded the Brunel Sinfonia which quickly established itself as one of the most innovative and popular Bristol orchestras. He conducted the Brunel Sinfonia from its inception till 2013, leading them in many thrilling concerts including the first-ever performance in Bristol by amateur orchestra of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, and (at Colston Hall) in the first Mahler 8th Symphony in Bristol for 30 years.
Tom established the Bristol Classical Players with the aim of giving players the chance to work fast and to a high standard and was privileged to conduct them in all nine Beethoven symphonies.
Although largely self-taught, Tom participated in Martyn Brabbins’s conducting masterclass at the 2005 Cheltenham Festival. He was invited to conduct the European Medical Students’ Orchestra on their 2006 UK tour. He has received informal guidance from Alexander Shelley, Neil Thomson, John Wilson and Sir Simon Rattle.
Tom’s musical interests are wide, although his area of special interest is English music from the first half of the twentieth century, notably Vaughan Williams, Elgar and Bax.
Following the Bristol Classical Players’ tenth anniversary performance of Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ Symphony at Bristol Cathedral in 2019, Tom has been invited to conduct the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he will make his debut in February 2022.
Away from music, Tom is a tax lawyer and might otherwise be found reading, enjoying a glass of Rioja, being defeated by The Times crossword or being used as a climbing-frame by his two young daughters.