Tom Bullard trained at King's College, Cambridge, and enjoys a varied career as solo baritone, teacher, choral director and vocal coach. He studies singing with Russell Smythe. In January 2013 he took up a new appointment as Music Director of Nonsuch Singers.
Tom's work as a solo baritone includes Mendelssohn's Elijah, Bach's St John Passion, and numerous performances of the Requiems of Fauré and Duruflé. He was a Britten-Pears Young Artist in 2010, studying English Song with Ann Murray and Ian Partridge, and in 2011 was chosen to compete in the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Singing Competition. He has performed for private functions in venues ranging from The Ritz to 10 Downing Street.
On stage his roles include Marcello in the Olivier-award-winning production of Puccini's La Bohème and Figaro in The Barber of Seville, both for OperaUpClose, and leading roles in HMS Pinafore, Ruddigore and The Sorcerer. Musical theatre appearances include Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls and Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd.
From 2001 Tom spent eight years with the Swingle Singers, the last four as Musical Director. Under his direction the group toured Europe, the USA, Asia and South America, and performed with some of the world's finest orchestras and conductors in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and the Terme di Caracalla in Rome. Highlights included a 2007 BBC Proms performance of Berio's Sinfonia with Antonio Pappano and the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, and the world premiere of Azio Corghi's opera, Pia, at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome. Tom's own arrangements have been recorded on a number of Swingle Singers albums, and have proved popular with choirs and ensembles worldwide.
In addition to his post with Nonsuch Singers, Tom is Head of Singing at Eltham College, where he directs the Eltham College Boys Choir; he also teaches singing at Westminster Abbey, Westminster Under School. He also works as a vocal coach for the National Youth Music Theatre, and recently conducted the National Youth Choir and The Real Group in a sell-out concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.