Thomas Metcalf


Thomas Metcalf is a composer and DPhil candidate in Music at Worcester College, Oxford University, where he is researching the transformation of graphical spaces into determinately–notated music – currently focused on Xenakis, Dallapiccola, Dusapin, and Martyn Harry.

Beginning his composition training with Robert Saxton at Oxford in 2014, Thomas subsequently achieved a first–class BA in Music and an MSt in Composition with distinction. His works have been performed by a wide variety of ensembles including the ANIMA Collective, The BBC Singers, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford Philharmonic, The Choir of St Pancras Parish Church, and the Villiers Quartet. He has worked with composers such as Judith Weir, Michael Zev Gordon, and Dario Marianelli.

Thomas was awarded the Oxford University Music Society Composition Prize in 2019 and the Orlando Prize for Composition in 2018 by Christ Church, Oxford. His Worcester Service has been commercially recorded by the Worcester College Chapel Choir on the Herald label and his music has recently been included in The London Festival of Contemporary Church Music.

Alongside composing, Thomas is currently a tutor for Worcester College in 1st–year Special Topics, as well as a tutor in GCSE & A–level Music for Greene’s Tutorial College, Oxford.

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Call for Scores submission

LFCCM 2019