Thomas Plater and Joseph Shaw

Thomas Plater is a saxophonist from Hertfordshire (Great Britain) and is currently studying the first year of his MMus with John Harle, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He regularly performs with the School's ensembles, including performances with the GSMD Wind Collective and GSMD Big Band. Thomas graduated from his BMus with Honours in 2017 at the RNCM, and during his time there performed in masterclasses for renowned saxophonists including Vincent David, Christian Forshaw and Phillipe Geiss. Thomas has also performed many times with the RNCM Saxophone Orchestra and played Tenor Saxophone on their trip to the World Saxophone Congress in 2015, where he also played a recital with the Cyon Saxophone Quartet. Thomas is a Leverhulme Arts Scholar at the Guildhall School and has been the recipient of several external awards, including winning the Peter Lambourne Rotary Competition in 2012, and winning a scholarship in 2013 to study with John Harle at Dartington International Summer School. In 2016 he was appointed Principal Saxophone of the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain and continues to work with the Orchestra. Thomas also has keen interest in arranging and editing, and was the Saxophone specialist consultant for the ‘More Graded Studies for Saxophone’ and ‘Improve your Sight Reading for Saxophone’, both published by Faber Music. In his spare time he transcribes and arranges music from recordings which have either gone out or never entered print.

Thomas Plater, saxophone
Joseph Shaw, electronics


  • Jul 12 2018

    Thomas Plater and Joseph Shaw


    Roy Powell (1965): Towards the Light
    Joseph Shaw (1994): Medicine of Fire (European premiere)
    Will Gregory (1959): Interference

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