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"Floyd’s piece offers the greatest textural and coloristic range, bringing the evening to a powerful close."

The Stage ****

“a strong and absorbing evening…Floyd’s multitextured writing makes a satisfying finale”

The Guardian ****


Composer | Conductor | Producer

"Floyd’s music is written with a lyrical understanding of the human voice not always found in modern classical music." 

One Stop Arts ****

"This opera is a very well made piece... Floyd's music is attractive, mellifluous, continuous." The Spectator ****

"Britten Sinfonia under the baton of Tom Floyd are pure perfection in the pit" 

Eastern Daily Press

About me

Tom Floyd is a composer, conductor and producer working in a variety of musical environments. He has been commissioned by the Royal Opera House Youth Opera Company, The Opera Story, the English Heritage Lottery, the Tête à Tête Opera Festival and others.

Tom is the Artistic Director of Shadow Opera, creating unconventional productions of contemporary opera and songs and in 2018 he launched Stretto Music – a production music partnership with composer/pianist James Long. 

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Stage Works

The Days Dawns (2018, premiered by the Royal Opera House Youth Opera Company, commissioned by the Royal Opera House)

The Crystal Casket [listen] (2016, libretto by Jennifer Williams, commissioned and premiered by The Opera Story, Bussey Building, London)


MICROmegas [listen] (2013, libretto by David Spittle, premiered by Shadow Opera at the Tête à Tête opera festival


The Shadow of The Wave [listen] (2011, libretto by Spittle. Premiered by Shadow Opera at The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff, further performances at The Richard Burton Theatre, and the Tête à Tête opera festival in 2012)

Everybody’s Staring (2011, libretto by David Spittle, commissioned and premiered by the Tête à Tête festival)


The Officer [listen]  (2010, libretto by David Spittle, collaborative aria project with Music Theatre Wales and WNO Max)


The Nightingale and The Rose [listen] (2009, libretto by David Spittle. Premiered by Shadow Opera at The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff, further performances at The Richard Burton Theatre, Cardiff and Gloucester Cathedral)


Choral & Vocal


The Instinct of Hope (SATB) (2013, Premiered by The Blossom Street Singers)

Le Dormeur du Val [listen(soprano and piano) (2013, comissioned and premiered by Rhiannon Llewellyn at the Royal Opera House)

Virgo Prudentissima (SSAATTBB), Salve Maria and Assumpta Est (2012, commissioned by the Liturgical Music Course)

If Ye Love Me (SSAATTBB) (2011, commissioned by Adrian Partington for Gloucester Cathedral)

Orchestral and Chamber works

Ulalume [listen(2015, organ concerto, commissioned by St John's Hyde Park and the English Heritage Lottery for James O'Donnell)

Strange Stars (2015, for Oboe and Piano) commissioned and premiered by Emily Penn

Micro [listen(2013, for wind orchestra, premiered by the Royal Academy of Music Symphonic Wind Orchestra)

Khnum's Wheel (2012, for Orchestra, premiered by the Royal Academy of Music symphony orchestra)

Aurora Borealis [listen(2012, for four flutes and dancers) in collaboration with University of Roehampton

Dorian’s Variations (2012, for piano duet) premiered by duoDorT

From Nothing and Back (2011, for clarinet, harp, viola and cello) premiered by the Chroma Ensemble

Birth of Tragedy (2009, for string quartet and live electronics) premiered by The Arditti Quartet


Piano Trio (2008) premiered by the Erato Trio



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