St Bride's: Music - Thomas Plater – saxophone, Steven Neugarten – piano

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Thomas Plater – saxophone, Steven Neugarten – piano

Friday, 21 June at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Thomas Plater – saxophone, Steven Neugarten – piano

Graham Fitkin

Braemar

Gary Carpenter

Jonny spielt aus

Dario Marianelli

Prelude

Stanley Myers

Concerto for soprano saxophone

1st movement

Takashi Yoshimatsu

Fuzzy Bird Sonata

Thomas Plater is a Saxophonist from Hertfordshire, and is currently studying for his joint MMus/MPerf at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, taught by John Harle. He regularly performs with the Schools ensembles, including performances with the GSMD Wind Collective, Saxophone Sextet and GSMD Big Band. Thomas graduated from his BMus Hons with a 2:1 in 2017 at the RNCM, and during his time there performed in masterclasses for renowned saxophonists including Vincent David, Johann van der Linden and Phillipe Geiss. He has also performed many times with the RNCM Saxophone Orchestra and RNCM Sessions Orchestra, where he performed on their tour to China in 2017.

Thomas is a Leverhulme Arts Scholar at the Guildhall School and has been the recipient of several external awards, including winning the Peter Lambourne Rotary Competition and a scholarship to study at Dartington International Summer School. In 2018 Thomas was invited to perform at the Wigmore Hall with Voiceworks Ensemble, and also at the World Saxophone Congress at the Zagreb Academy of Music.
Recently Thomas has been extremely active performing, including concerts for Guildhall Saxophone Sextet, Guildhall New Music Society, St Matthews, Bayswater and St Stephen Walbrook. Later in 2019, Thomas will be recording with the Symphonic Brass of London, and his own debut album as well as concerts with W37 Saxophone Quartet, and leading W37 Saxophone Sextet in a new project with Gavin Bryars.

Thomas also has keen interest in arranging and editing, and was the Saxophone specialist consultant for the 'More Graded Studies for Saxophone' and 'Improve your Sight Reading for Saxophone', both published by Faber Music. As well as this he also produces reductions for Saxophone Concertos and is currently working on the Concerto for Soprano Saxophone by Stanley Myers.

Thomas Plater is a Saxophonist from Hertfordshire, and is currently studying for his joint MMus/MPerf at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, taught by John Harle. He is a Leverhulme Arts Scholar and has been the recipient of several external awards, including a scholarship to study at Dartington International Summer School. In 2018 Thomas was invited to perform at the Wigmore Hall and also at the World Saxophone Congress at the Zagreb Academy of Music. Recently Thomas has been extremely active performing, including concerts for Guildhall Saxophone Sextet and St Stephen Walbrook. In 2019 he will be recording his own debut album as well as concerts with W37 Saxophone Quartet and Sextet.