Thomas Adès

(1971 - )


 ‘...One of the most accomplished and complete musicians of his generation’
The New York Times

‘Even as the UK is brimming with wonderful young composers, I think few would dispute that Tom Adès may be the most extravagantly gifted of them all...’
Sir Simon Rattle on Thomas Adès, Gramophone

 'He has outgrown his status as the wunderkind of a vibrant British scene and become one of the most imposing figures in contemporary music'
 The New Yorker

‘N’allez surtout pas croire que la musique anglaise s’est arrêtée à Britten!  Né en 1971, Thomas Adès est l’un des plus brilliants compositeurs d’aujourd’hui’
Le Figaro

Click here to watch a short film about 'In Seven Days' on the London Sinfonietta website.

Click here to listen to this recent interview which took place between Thomas Adès (in Los Angeles) and Andrew Ford (in Melbourne) for Australia's national radio station ABC, prior to the 2010 Melbourne Festival in October in which Thomas Adès was a featured composer, also taking part as conductor and pianist.

Click here to see Thomas Adès playing an extract from 'Concert Paraphrase on Powder Her Face'


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