The musical year got off to an exciting start with a workshop from our visiting musical advisor and consultant Tom Seligman. Tom is an English conductor who made his Royal Ballet debut in 2010 conducting a double programme of Peter and the Wolf / Tales of Beatrix Potter at Covent Garden. He is in demand as a choral conductor and has worked extensively with the BBC and London Symphony Choruses, was chorus master for the Lucerne Festival Orchestra under Claudio Abbado at the BBC Proms and was Guest Chorus Director for the Hallé’s Gramophone Award-winning recording of 'The Kingdom'.
During his visit to KES Fourth Year GCSE pupils worked with Tom on aspects of their Concerto topic, while Sixth Form A Level musicians enjoyed an active conducting workshop on Beethoven's 'Eroica Symphony'. Tom also worked with musicians on A Level recital repertoire in a series of excellent performance classes.