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 will open the First Night of the BBC Proms, performed by Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.


14 Jul 2017

St John's Dance
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner (cond.)
First Night of the BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

29 May 2018

New work
Arditti Quartet
Purcell Room, London, UK


  • I’ve been nominated for a South Bank Sky Arts Award for Spirit of the Staircase, premiered by Martyn Brabbins and the London Sinfonietta last year. The other nominees for the classical music cat...

  • I’ve been awarded the Lili Boulanger Memorial Fund Prize based at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, shared with Canadian composer Matthew Ricketts. The Fund awards an annual prize to an i...

  • I’m thrilled to have been commissioned to write an orchestral piece to open the First Night of the 2017 BBC Proms. Edward Gardner will conduct the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the premiere of St. J...

  • I’m honoured to have been commissioned by the Hepner Foundation to write a piece for the Arditti Quartet, to be performed at a special concert in memory of Leo Hepner. Leo was a German chemical ...