English conductor Tom Seligman made his Royal Ballet debut in 2010 conducting 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, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale and Frankenstein for the Company.
Seligman was born in London and studied in Cambridge, Glasgow and Amsterdam. Ballet credits away from The Royal Ballet include Jewels and The Nutcracker (New York City Ballet), Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet and Le Corsaire (English National Ballet), Miracle in the Gorbals, A Month in the Country, The Dream and Coppélia (Birmingham Royal Ballet) and The Winter’s Tale (National Ballet of Canada), while this season sees his debut with Dutch National Ballet, conducting The Sleeping Beauty. Opera engagements include The Rake’s Progress (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.
Seligman is also in demand as a choral conductor and has worked extensively with the BBC and London Symphony Choruses, was chorus master for the Lucerne Festival Orchestra under Claudio Abbado at the BBC Proms and was Guest Chorus Director for the Hallé’s Gramophone Award-winning recording of The Kingdom.