Tom Coult is a composer born in London in 1988. His work has been championed by many of the UK’s major orchestras and ensembles, resulting in a series of large-scale pieces including Beautiful Caged Thing for soprano Claire Booth and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Sonnet Machine for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, and Spirit of the Staircase for the London Sinfonietta. In July his St John’s Dance opened the First Night of the BBC Proms, performed by Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.


20 Jan 2018

Two Games and a Nocturne

Broadcast on 'Hear and Now', BBC Radio 3

24 Jan 2018

Variation on a Hornpipe by Purcell

(part of a set of variations for London Sinfonietta’s 50th birthday)

London Sinfonietta

Royal Festival Hall, London, UK


  • The London Sinfonietta are 50 years old in 2018, having given their first concert on January 24 1968. They’re celebrating this anniversary with a concert at the Royal Festival Hall featuring Har...

  • I’m delighted to have been appointed Visiting Fellow Commoner in the Creative Arts at Trinity College Cambridge. The two-year post allows an artist to pursue their creative work and play a part ...

  • Over this coming year, I’ll be the composition mentor for the talented young composers on the Britten Sinfonia Academy‘s ‘Composer Lab’, and will also be writing a piece for th...

  • Psappha are playing Two Games and a Nocturne in a concert together with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at Manchester’s BBC MediaCity on 14 November, as part of the New Music North West Festival....