Tom Smith is a UK-based guitarist and current PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London, researching the underrepresentation of the classical guitar in electroinstrumental composition and performance. He completed an MMus in Performance at Goldsmiths in 2020, with a final recital that placed Renaissance lute music alongside works composed in the last decade.
Prior to his studies at Goldsmiths, Tom completed a BA at Brunel University where he studied under Sam Cave and Sarah Nicolls. His work there culminated in a lecture-recital of updated works by Thea Musgrave and Nicholas Moroz, and he was awarded the Griffin Prize for Music.
He released an EP of original music, Alluvia, in 2021. Taking inspiration from various contemporary classical artists, the pieces were composed from (sometimes imagined) observations of the natural world. Tracks from Alluvia received radio play on the BBC and a playlist feature from Stationary Travels.
Tom also performs with the London Mandolin Quartet, a plucked string group who have given concerts at London venues like St Olave's Hart Street, The Foundling Museum and St John's Hyde Park.
tom [at] tomsmithguitar [dot] co [dot] uk