26-year-old British Counter-Tenor Tom Scott-Cowell graduated with First Class Honours from the Royal College of Music and is continuing at the RCM on the Masters course as a Pidem Foundation Scholar and is also generously supported by a Help Musicians UK Maidment Award and a Help Musicians UK Fleming Award, and was previously a Douglas and Hilda Simmons Scholar. Tom is currently under the tutelage of Dinah Harris and Caroline Dowdle, having previously studied with Lawrence Zazzo and Eiddwen Harrhy.
Tom’s love for classical music began at an early age, and at 8 years old won a choral scholarship to Westminster Abbey under James O’Donnell and developed quickly as a strong solo performer. At the Abbey, as well as the daily services, he took part in many concerts and televised events, sang in the Prom concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, and toured extensively in the USA, Germany, Denmark and Spain. He also contributed to a number of recordings with the Abbey choir including The Feast of St Edward and Trinity Sunday. In 2006 Tom became a Music Scholar at Radley College.
Past engagements have included Händel’s Messiah, Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne and Israel in Egypt, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Stabat Mater, Bach’s Magnificat, St John Passion, BWV 131, Actus Tragicus, B Minor Mass, Tavener’s Lament for Jerusalem, Purcell’s Come Ye Sons of Art, Bernstein’s Chichester Pslams, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Britten’s Canticles II and IV, Polinesso (Ariodante) and Gernando (Faramondo) for the London Handel Festival with Laurence Cummings, the title role in Händel’s Acis and Galatea (1732), L’Humana Fragilitá and Pisandro (cover) in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria (Monteverdi) for English Touring Opera, Nireno in Giulio Cesare (Händel) for ETO as well as covering the role of Tolomeo, Unulfo in Rodelinda (Händel), Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Britten) for Royal College of Music International Opera School, Sorcerer in Dido and Aeneas (Purcell for New Generation Festival, Armindo in Partenope (Händel) for Iford Arts and Prospero in The Enchanted Island (Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Sams) for British Youth Opera.
Future engagements include Korimako in Agreed (Glydndebourne), Eustizio in Rinaldo (Glyndebourne Tour ’19), Mago Christiano (Cover) in Rinaldo (Glydnebourne Festival), as well as making his US debut as Ottone in L’incoronazione of Poppea (Opera Theatre of St. Louis).