Tom was born in Manchester and studied music at Oxford University before moving to Russia to work as an English teacher. Writing for The Strad later gave him the opportunity to pursue his interests in music and literature at the same time. He is studying for an MA in Russian language and culture.
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The 2019 Highgate International Chamber Music Festival showcased a variety of repertoire performed in partnerships established especially for the event. But, says Tom Stewart, it is the festival’s commitment to educational outreach that is particularly admirable
A high-profile premiere might help young composers launch their career, but the story shouldn’t end there, says Tom Stewart