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Thomas Beer


Member since 2023

Tom started playing the viola at the age of 13, after originally focusing on the piano. He then went on to study at Trinity College of Music with Elizabeth Turnbull, where he was awarded several prizes both as soloist and chamber musician.

After meeting the celebrated English viola player Roger Chase at a masterclass Tom won a scholarship to study with him for two years at Oberlin Conservatory in the US.

On his return to Europe, Tom was appointed No 3 viola in the Halle Orchestra, where he worked for eight years, and then as Principal Viola in the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for a further eight. He joined the LSO in August 2023. Tom is regularly invited to play as Guest Principal for several orchestras in the UK.