© 2018 by Thomas Plater

NEWS

Nevis Ensemble Member Announcement
12/11/2018

It is with great pleasure that I announce that I have become a full member of the Nevis Ensemble, and that I will be joining them both in December for their tour of Aberdeen, but also January and then in the Summer of 2019 in the Hebrides!

"The Nevis Ensemble is different. There’s nothing else quite like it in Scotland. Its vision is ‘music for everyone, everywhere’. And it means business.

Removing barriers to accessing orchestral music means bringing it to where people are, and when they are there. Just think; 40 young and energetic musicians run out of a bus, instruments in hand, and less than five minutes later the intrigued crowd hears something incredible and unexpected. Everyone leaves feeling uplifted and inspired, proud of the city to which they belong. Full-scale, 40-piece orchestral performances of the best, most diverse music you can imagine: popping up and surprising commuters first thing in the morning; entertaining residents in oft-forgotten parts of the city; guerrilla-style appearances in swimming pools; generating huge public audiences in public spaces."

More information can be found here: Nevis Ensemble

Upcoming Concert: St. Matthews, Bayswater Lunchtime Recital Series. 
20/08/2018

St. Matthew’s holds lunchtime concerts throughout the year. They are free entry, anyone is welcome, and they showcase a range of young musical talent.

I'm excited to be playing a recital for Saxophone and Piano at St. Matthews on Thursday 18th October.

 

 Programme

Wiring- Graham Fitkin

Towards the Light- Roy Powell

Prelude- Dario Marianelli 

Aria- Bozza

Braemar- Fitkin 

Charlie’s Flea Circus- Carl Davis

Three Letter Word- Andy Scott

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Concert: Voiceworks @ Wigmore Hall
20/04/2018

Now in its eleventh year, Voiceworks is a unique collaboration between writers, composers, singers and instrumentalists from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, brought together by Wigmore Hall Learning.

More information can be found here: Voiceworks @ Wigmore Hall

Upcoming Concert: Recital @ Milton Court Concert Hall
20/03/2018

I can now announce that my end of year recital at GSMD will take place on Monday 25th June 2018 at 13:00 in Milton Court Concert Hall. 

The Programme will be as follows:

Wiring: Graham Fitkin

Time will Pronounce: Michael Nyman

Concerto for Soprano Saxophone: Michael Torke

Harlesden: Gavin Bryars

Charlies Flea Circus: Carl Davis

Three Letter Word: Andy Scott

Be great to see you there!

Upcoming Concert: Garage Classical @ Barbican 
09/02/2018

Once again I'm going to be joining the Ignition Orchestra and Garage Classical team for another fun filled night of Garage Classics!

The Concert curated by DJ Spoony features some of the top Garage artists from the late 90's and early 2000's in a jam packed evening! 

You can find more information here: Garage Classical @ Barbican

Upcoming Concert: Recital at World Saxophone Congress 2018!
24/12/2017

I'm ectastic to announce that I have been chosen to play a recital at The World Saxophone Congress 2018 in Zagreb, Croatia!

The Recital will include music from Roy Temple Powell,  Will Gregory and a the European Premiere of Medicine of Fire by Joseph Shaw!

More information can be found about the Congress at the link below!

World Saxophone Congress 2018, Zagreb

Upcoming Concert: Liverpool International Music Festival
27/04/2017

I'm very excited to announce that I will be performing at the 'Garage Classical' concert at Liverpool International Music Festival as part of the RNCM Session Orchestra!

The Concert curated by DJ Spoony features some of the top Garage artists from the late 90's and early 2000's in a jam packed evening! 

More information is available here: Garage Classical

W37 Saxophone Quartet partner with Christian Drew
07/12/2018

It is with great pleasure that I can announce that W37 Saxophone Quartet will be partnering up in 2019 with Christian Drew, this years winner of the 'Mary Ryan Composition Award'.

Christian will be arranging and writing pieces for us which will be premiered at Richmond Concert Society on the 16th July 2019. 

I'm extremely excited to work with Christian in this setting, he is a fantastic composer, and I look forward to seeing what we can create together!

Christian Drew

Upcoming Concert: Recital @ St Stephen Walbrook
05/10/2018

I'm excited to announce that I'm going to be performing a Recital at St. Stephen Wallbrook as part of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Lunchtime Concert Series on the 29th January 2019!

I'm going to be playing a programme containing music by Graham Fitkin, Dario Marianelli and Andy Scott.

Find out more:  St. Stephen Wallbrook Music

Upcoming Concert: Northwood United Synagogues Recital Series
15/09/2018

Northwood United Synagogues have kindly invited me to be a part of their Lunchtime Concert series in 2019! I'm going to be playing a recital there on the 13th Febraury, at 13:00!

More information can be found here: Northwood United Synagogue

Guildhall Scholarship Renewal 2018!
16/05/2018

 

I am extremely pleased to announce that the Guildhall School of Music and Drama have decided to renew my Scholarship into my second year of Study at the School in 2018-2019.

I'd like to thank everyone at the School, and personally who have made my journey here possible!

Upcoming Concert: Guildhall New Music Society Spring Concert
06/03/2018

The New Music Society at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, connecting performers, composers and audiences at the school and around London.

The Concert on 21st March will be including some fabulous New Music from Guildhall Composers, well worth a watch!

More Information can be found here: GSMD New Music Society

Improve your Sight Reading for Saxophone Out!
15/02/2017

I'm extremely excited to announce that another book that I worked on last year with Paul Harris has hit the shops! Improve Your Sight Reading for Saxophone Grades 1-5 is a fantastic tool, and will really improve your students sight reading quickly whilst still having fun!

The publication is available from all major music stockists, and also from the link below!

Improve your Sight Reading for Saxophone

Leverhulme Arts Scholar Announcement
01/09/2017

I'm excited to announce that I have been chosen to be a Leverhume Arts Scholar at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama this year, their help is enabling me to carry out my studies, and I am forever grateful to them for supporting me at this point in my career!

More Graded Studies for Saxophone Out!
01/05/2017

I'm pleased to announce that a set of books that I spent time working on last year has been published by Faber Music. More Graded Studies for Saxophone by Paul Harris is a fantastic new study aid in 2 volumes, for Saxophonists from Beginners to Grade 8!

The publications are available from all major music stockists and includes pieces in every Grade of the ABRSM Examination Series.

You can also find it at this link: More Graded Studies for Saxophone!