First study clarinet under Joy Farrall and second study saxophone under Amy Green at the Purcell School of Music, Thomas Gant has been playing clarinet since the age of 7 and saxophone since the age of 11.

He is the current principal clarinet of the Purcell School symphony orchestra and former principal clarinet of the Royal College of Music Junior Department Sinfonia, and former principal Eb clarinet of the RCMJD Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Orchestra, and a former member of the National Children's Wind Sinfonia.

He has played at various concert halls throughout the UK, including St. John's Smith Square, Watford Colesseum, The Powis Hall in Bangor University, the Amaryllis Flemming concert hall, Cadogan Hall and the Royal Festival Hall, where he played as principal clarinet in Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, which remains his most treasured musical experience.

As an active chamber musician, a clarinet quartet which Tom was a part of at Purcell took part in a collaboration with the BBC, which involved a day of filming for a Cbeebies programme. Tom has also played chamber music at Wigmore Hall and solo at St. martin-in-the-Fields. Tom has also been selected to play in master classes run by the principal Eb clarinet of the LSO, Chi-yu Mo, principal clarinet Andrew Marriner, and saxophonist Kyle Horch.

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