Tom Roberts

Tom Recknell is an English film and media composer. His music has been featured on BBC, Channel 4 and at the Cannes Film Festival, among others. He won several Young Composer Awards at a young age, culminating in a full orchestral performance of his early work Elizabeth (2002) at the Royal Albert Hall in London when he was only fourteen. In the UK, Tom Recknell has worked as a composer with award-winning theatre companies such as Les Enfants Terribles, TuckedIn Productions and the New Generation Festival. He studied with Paul Patterson and Gary Carpenter on the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain course, then as a music student and choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge. It was here that he wrote his piece My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2008, performed by The Choir of King’s College, directed by Stephen Cleobury. Other works of his have been performed at the Glastonbury Festival, Edinburgh Festival and Latitude Festival. In 2020, Tom Recknell was runner-up in the Westworld International Scoring Competition. Many of his original compositions and arrangements have been published by Novello Music Sales, and some have been released on record by Signum Records.

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