|Beethoven||Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90||1814|
|Claude Debussy||Préludes (selections)||1909-1913|
|Leoš Janáček||In the Mists||1912|
|Sergei Prokofiev||Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-flat, Op. 84||1944|
About the Artist
Tom Hicks is a 23-year-old pianist from Guernsey, a small island in the English Channel. During his early years, he studied privately with Mervyn Grand in Guernsey. He gained a place at Chetham’s School of Music in 2009, studying with Murray McLachlan, with whom he continued on the prestigious joint course at The Royal Northern College of Music and The Manchester University. He has been based in America since 2015, first at Yale School of Music, where he studied with Boris Berman, and now at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University where he is studying for his Doctor of Musical Arts degree with James Giles.
Tom has an expansive repertoire spanning from Scarlatti and Bach through to Shchedrin and Silvestrov and has performed in venues such as The Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square and St Martin-in-the-Fields in London, The Pump Rooms in Bath and The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. In 2017-2018, Tom completes his second cycle of Rachmaninov Concerti with the Stockport Symphony Orchestra. This follows his first cycle with the Guernsey Sinfonietta and conductor Sebastian Grand in 2015. Tom has also appeared as soloist in Brahms’ First Piano Concerto, Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, Schumann’s Piano Concerto, Mozart’s Double Piano Concerto, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals with orchestras across the UK.
Tom is grateful for financial assistance from the BWCI Foundation and Rothschild.