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Tom Hillary

Manchester District, M13
5 years in business
1 total staff


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About Tom Hillary

Tom is a graduate (Bachelor of Music with Honours) of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester; having studied Orchestral Percussion and Timpani with Simone Rebello, Elizabeth Gilliver, Le Yu, Ian Wright, Paul Patrick, Graham Johns and Drum kit with Dave Hassell. He is currently in his first year of Postgraduate study. Tom also studies conducting under the guidance of renowned conductor, David Parry. Tom has enjoyed playing with some of the top ensembles in the country, including the Hallé Orchestra and the Black Dyke Band. He is currently the Music Director of the newly founded Manchester Video Game Orchestra and Principal Timpanist of the Manchester based Michael Haydn Orchestra. Born and raised in Bolton, Lancashire; Tom began his musical journey at the young age of six. He began to learn the violin in 2002 and was an active member of Bolton Music Service. Tom picked up his first pair of sticks and started to learn drum kit under the direction of Rick Hughes in 2003, and Sam Packwood in 2010. He achieved Grade 8 with distinction in Drum kit two years later, in 2012. In 2013, Tom began to specialise in orchestral percussion and soon joined Bolton Symphony Orchestra. in 2014, he was granted the opportunity to study with percussionist Andrea Vogler. Under Andrea’s excellent teaching, Tom achieved Distinction in his ABRSM Grade 8 Percussion exam and successfully auditioned for a place to study at the RNCM. He also enjoyed performing with the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, directed by Dane Lam, Simon Emery and Vasily Petrenko. Under the guidance of Graham Johns - Tom held a seat in the orchestra for three years. In 2015, Tom joined Championship Section brass band, Wingates Band. Tom was the Principal Percussionist of Wingates Band for two years and enjoyed many successes including a 'Best Percussion' prize and qualification for the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. In 2016, Tom was given the opportunity to join the world famous Black Dyke Band conducted by Professor Nicholas Childs - winning the Yorkshire triple and performing in countries such as Switzerland & Austria. In 2019, he made his professional debut with the Hallé Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.



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Location

Manchester District, M13

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Business hours

Monday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Tuesday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Wednesday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Thursday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Friday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Saturday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Sunday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm


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