Orchestra Victoria

Thomas Higham

Associate Principal Viola

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About Thomas

Tom Higham began his musical studies on the piano when he was five, before taking up the viola aged nine in Western Australia. He completed his Bachelor of Music at the University of Western Australia in 2010 before studying at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne from 2011-2014 under Caroline Henbest and Christopher Moore.

Tom has won multiple prizes in chamber music, including an ARIA award for ‘Conversations with Ghosts,’ a project with Paul Kelly, James Ledger and Genevieve Lacey. He has collaborated with renowned classical artists such as Johannes Moser, Nicolas Alstaedt and Anthony Marwood, to major international acts such as Adele, London Grammar, John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John and Andrea Bocelli.

Tom has regularly performed with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and has twice been a member of the Melbourne Ring Orchestra for Wagner’s Ring Cycle. In 2021, Tom was appointed to the role of Associate Principal Viola at Orchestra Victoria.