Composer

Tom Crathorne is a pianist and composer based in Sheffield. He is an enthusiastic accompanist with an interest in phonetics and language and has performed with a number of different choirs and orchestras in the capacity of both a soloist and rehearsal pianist.

Tom completed his Music undergraduate in 2018 at the University of Sheffield where he was awarded the Dr Mo Sacoor Music Scholarship, and is now studying the Composition MMus there, for which he has been awarded a Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarship. He is fascinated with the different sensations that shifting timbres and microtonality can evoke and enjoys composing using jazz-influenced, non-functional harmony. His inspiration comes from the music of Feldman, Ligeti and Messiaen, as well as the styles of contemporary artists and bands such as KNOWER, Mammal Hands, and GoGo Penguin.