Tomo Keller started playing the violin at the age of six and at ten years old he gave his first performances as a soloist with an orchestra.
Tomo studied at Vienna’s University for Music and Performing Arts and New York’s Juilliard School. Numerous prizes and awards followed, including 1st prize at the Austrian National Music Competition and the Grand Prize at the German Music Competition Berlin.
He has since performed at major concert halls all around the world, including the Musikverein and Konzerthaus Vienna, Kirov Theatre St Petersburg and the Barbican in London.
As a soloist Tomo Keller has performed with the Beethovenhalle Orchestra Bonn, St Petersburg Camerata, London Symphony Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. Concert tours have led him all across Europe, as well as Russia, Asia, America and the Middle East.
Tomo Keller is a much sought-after orchestral leader, having led the Essen Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (2014-present). He has appeared with more than 20 orchestras as guest leader including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, DSO Berlin, London Philharmonic Orchestra. Tomo was appointed Director / Leader of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in December 2015.
Tomo’s recordings include solo works by Bach, Bartók and Ysaÿe, orchestral recordings including Stravinsky’s Apollon musagète with Sir John Eliot Gardiner/LSO, and Avant Gershwin with Patti Austin and the WDR Big Band, which was awarded a Grammy in 2008.
He has given masterclasses and orchestral classes at the Guildhall School and the Royal Academy of Music London as well as in South Korea and the United States.