Tom Goodman

Strings - Double bass

London Symphony Orchestra member for 15 years

Guest Principal with numerous orchestras

Experienced chamber musician

Tom studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Duncan McTier and Corin Long. He received generous assistance from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and subsequently graduated with a special credit in performance, a Professional Performing Diploma and Post Graduate Certificate. During his time at the RNCM, Tom was the recipient of numerous Double Bass awards. He joined the London Symphony Orchestra shortly after and has now been a member for 15 years.

Whilst in only his third year at the RNCM, Tom was invited to establish the Bass Department at the Junior RNCM. He continued teaching there for four years and was also a bass tutor at Chethams School of Music. As a teacher, Tom is highly sought after and regularly tutors at Caroline Emery's Bass Club and has thoroughly enjoyed coaching the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra at the Aix Festival for the last seven years.

Chamber music is also a passion and he regularly plays with a variety of ensembles, most recently performing Schubert’s Octet and Trout Quintet and John Adams’s Shaker Loops.

He is regularly invited to play Guest Principal with BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC NOW, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia, Aurora Orchestra and John Wilson Orchestra. Tom has also been Section Principal Double Bass with Royal Northern Sinfonia.

Tom has also served as a Director on the Board of the LSO for five years and plays an exceptional double bass made by John Lott in 1841.

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