Tom Berry Appointed To The Orchestra Of Opera North

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Tom Berry Appointed To The Orchestra Of Opera North

The Orchestra of Opera North has appointed Tom Berry as Principal Trombone (No.2).

Hailing from the northwest town of Westhoughton, Tom began his musical journey through the peripatetic music service in Bolton.

After studying at Chetham's School of Music with Phil Goodwin, Rob Burtenshaw (Opera North's previous 2nd Trombone) and Billy Millar, he then went on as an ABRSM scholar at the Royal College of Music, studying with Lindsey Shilling and Byron Fulcher.

Tom graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a Masters in 2016, studying with Mark Templeton, Matt Gee, James Maynard and Ian Bousfield. Since then, he has performed with many of the UK’s most prestigious Orchestras and for the past six years has been a member of Paul Heaton's band (formerly The Beautiful South and The House Martins).

Tom is a proud Bolton Wanderers fan and once had the privilege of having a season ticket sat next to the current President of the British Trombone Society!

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