Tom Rowan-Young – Principal 2nd Violin
Tom Rowan-Young is studying for a Masters at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, having studied previously at the Royal Northern College of Music and Chetham’s. He is also an alumnus of the National Youth Orchestra and London Sinfonietta Academy and was accepted onto the Britten-Pears Young Artist programme in 2017. He is Principal 2nd Violin of the University of London Symphony Orchestra.
In 2013 he founded the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra; a new orchestra based in Manchester to provide extra performance opportunities for young professionals and conservatoire students. As well as being Leader of the orchestra, Tom was also Artistic Director, fixer and administrator until leaving the orchestra in 2014.
The experience gained with ERSO encouraged Tom to take on the Chair role of the University of London Symphony Orchestra, where he is responsible for leading the committee and heading the artistic direction and decision-making for the season.