English conductor Tom Seligman made his Royal Ballet debut in 2010 with a double programme of Peter and the Wolf/Tales of Beatrix Potter. He has since returned to conduct Birthday Offering, the world premiere of 'Machina' (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012), Chroma and The Nutcracker, and in the 2014/15 Season conducts the Company's revival of Don Quixote.
Seligman was born in London and studied in Cambridge, Glasgow and Amsterdam. Ballet credits away from The Royal Ballet have included Jewels and The Nutcracker (New York City Ballet) and Swan Lake and Le Corsaire (English National Ballet). Opera engagements have included The Rake’s Progress and The Beggar's Opera (Edinburgh Studio Opera) and Le nozze di Figaro (Opera East). He made his BBC Radio 3 debut conducting the Hebrides Ensemble at the 2005 St Magnus Festival, was Principal Conductor at the Musique-Cordiale Festival in Provence 2008–12 and is currently Principal Conductor of Kensington Chamber Orchestra.
Also in demand as a choral conductor, Seligman has worked extensively with the BBC and London Symphony Choruses, was chorus master for the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Claudio Abbado at the BBC Proms and was Guest Chorus Director for the Hallé’s Gramophone Award-winning recording of Elgar’s The Kingdom.