Tom Redmond appointed Chetham’s director of music11:54, 3rd December 2018
Chetham’s School of Music has announced that Tom Redmond will succeed Stephen Threlfall as director of music from September 2019.
Principal Alun Jones said that Redmond’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.’
Redmond has performed with a number of orchestras, including the Hallé, the CBSO, Philharmonia and the LSO. He is recognised for his work as an animateur, presenting concerts for schools and families.
Additionally, he is a regular presenter on BBC Radio 3, as well as a tutor in French horn at Chetham’s and the Junior RNCM.
The appointment comes as Chetham’s prepares for its 50th year as a specialist music school – a year which will be marked with a series of 50 concerts and special events.
Redmond described the students and staff at the school as ‘truly extraordinary’ and added that ‘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.’