is perhaps best known as an internationally renowned tenor with a career spanning more than three decades in performances with virtually every major opera house, festival and symphony orchestra across the globe. He began initial musical training in composition and conducting, and it is his natural gift for melody and dramatic form that sees his composing fast gaining the same reputation as his singing pedigree.
As a veteran performer with a repertoire encompassing more than three centuries, it is in the field of contemporary opera that Randle has earned his greatest reputation, having premiered
dozens of works for the stage and concert hall.
Channeling this deep experience creating new roles, Randle has forged his own distinctive, powerful harmonic language while still retaining close ties to the time honoured theatrical structures of compelling and dynamic storytelling.
In recent seasons, Randle's music has been performed at several international venues, including the Edinburgh, Buxton, Dartington and Presteigne festivals, as well as world premieres at the Royal Opera House, Linbury Studio, Opéra de Lille, Oxford Lieder Festival, the Broad Stage Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the London Barbican and Cockpit Theatres, King's Place, Snape Maltings Concert Hall and the Tête à Tête Festival of Contemporary Opera.
Shortlisted for the prestigious Paul Hamlyn award for Composition, Tom has twice been commissioned by the National Opera studio to produce new works for them.
Recent collaborators have included the pianist Joanna MacGregor CBE, soprano Nadine Benjamin, baritone Roderick Williams, soprano Gillian Keith, violinists Emily Sun and Litsa Tunnah, baritone Rodney Gilfrey, the Ipswich and St Ives Choral Societies and the Fitzwilliam, Alinde and Consone quartets.