Tom Hankey viola

Tom Hankey studied the violin with David Takeno, Krzyzstof Smietana, Levon Chilingirian and Yossi Zivoni.  He studied at the Purcell School, the Junior Department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal College of Music.

Tom is a member (as violinist and violist) of the Aronowitz Ensemble. From 2006 -2008 the group took part in the Radio 3 New Generation Artist Scheme which involved frequent performances on the radio – live and pre-recorded from venues throughout the UK, including the Wigmore Hall, the Sage Gateshead, the Bridgewater Hall and the Bath, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh and City of London Fesivals. In 2009 the Ensemble won an award from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust which enabled them to release their debut CD on the Sonimage label.

Tom was a founding member of Ensemble Na Mara – a piano quartet/string trio. The group won the 2006 Royal Over-Seas League Ensemble Prize, a Tunnell Trust Award and a Kirckman Concert Society Prize.

Tom is committed to contemporary music and has given frequent first performances.

As a soloist he has given recitals and concerto performances including Beethoven Triple, Prokofiev 1, Mendelssohn, Bruch, Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi and McCabe.