- Tom is invited to conduct the United Instruments of Lucilin at the Philharmonie Luxembourg in October 2020.
- Tom is invited to the Aspen Music Festival and School's Conducting Academy for the summer of 2020.
Thomas Goff is a British musician living in The Hague, Netherlands. Having studied as a composer, cellist and jazz pianist, he is now quickly becoming recognised as a conductor who excels in a vast range of repertoire. In different contexts, he has conducted the Netherlands Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Ulster Orchestra, Residentie Orkest, Cadaqués Orchestra, Orkest van het Oosten, and Philharmonie Zuidnederland.
He was the Oglesby Scholar at the Royal Northern College of Music where he graduated with the Brierly/Kershaw Prize in Conducting. He served as assistant conductor at the BBC Philharmonic and Hallé orchestras and debuted with the Manchester Camerata in June 2017.
Since moving to The Hague, Thomas has worked as assistant conductor with most of the orchestras in the Netherlands. Highlights of the 18/19 season included performances with Noord Nederlands Orkest, Dutch National Opera Academy, AskoSchönberg in Philharmonie Essen and The Royal Concertgebouw, and at Rotterdam Philharmonic's Gergiev Festival in a masterclass with Valery Gergiev followed by concerts in Rotterdam, Utrecht and Den Haag.
Thomas has received masterclasses from Valery Gergiev, Daniele Gatti, Sir Mark Elder, Marc Albrecht, Vasily Petrenko and Juanjo Mena, and counts Kenneth Montgomery, Ed Spanjaard, and Jac van Steen amongst his mentors.
Thomas is a distinctively multi-faceted musician.
As a composer he has written and produced scores for independent films in the UK and the USA, including Ride By Night (see Media), and has had pieces commissioned from ensembles including Wells Cathedral Choir.
As a cellist he has extensive experience in music from baroque to contemporary, in chamber ensembles and orchestras including the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. He was trained as a jazz pianist from an early age, performing as pianist and singer with a number of bands, and credits this with developing his ear to the high standard he requires in all his work today.
As a guitarist and singer he has recorded and performed with artists across the UK, with credits on albums by Chloe Foy and Lissie. He is engaged with folk music traditions both in the USA and the Netherlands, and as a songwriter he continues to write and record his own brand of music that sits in the middle of all these influences. You can listen by following the link in Media.
This breadth of experience gives Thomas a unique ability to connect with musicians of all spheres, and bring them together. Pursuing high-quality crossover collaborations is integral to his philosophy that creating new art is key to creating new audiences.