Tom Hancox – Flute

Tom was born and raised in Canterbury, a city to which he is deeply attached.

His family are all musical. At first he was more drawn to dance or drama but the musical ‘bug’ proved to be contagious. He read music at St Peter’s College, Oxford and then went on to study the flute with Patrick Gallois at the École Nationale de Musique, Paris and, subsequently, with Paul Edmund-Davies and Samuel Coles at the Royal Academy of Music.

He has performed as a soloist alongside Trevor Pinnock, collaborated with ensembles including the Allegri and Sacconi string quartets, and played as guest principal flute of the Philharmonia Orchestra, LPO, Academy of St Martin in the Fields and ECO among others. In 2007 he formed the Antara flute and harp duo with Rachel Wick. They perform throughout the UK and abroad and play for Live Music Now, a music charity that provides performances for those who rarely experience live music.

Tom is a committed teacher, working with students at King’s College London and previously at the Dragon School, Oxford. He acts as an animateur and co-ordinator for CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.

He describes his flute as ‘something of a hybrid’ with a body by a Japanese maker and headjoint by a trio of South American brothers named Arista.