Tom Beets is one of the most exciting recorder players of our time as well as an inspiring recorder and viol teacher. He has delighted audiences and pupils at venues around the world both as an individual and as a member of the internationally renowned Flanders Recorder Quartet. As part of the quartet, he played and taught all over the world and recorded many CDs. Tom also plays in the recorder quintet Mezzaluna and has worked with Capilla Flamenca, Sarada, and Currende.

Tom teaches in music schools in Belgium and leads masterclasses and workshops across Europe, the UK and the USA. He is a director of the largest early music and recorder course in Europe, Blokfluitdagenand Chairman of its English counterpart, Recorder Summer School. Tom is also one of the editors of the Dutch recorder magazine, Blokfluitist, and conducts the English recorder orchestra Recorders Incorporated.

Since 2013, Tom has organised and conducted over 50 recorder orchestra days, including the popular Air-Force days. He was elected Vice-President of the Society of Recorder Players in 2015 for his achievements in the UK recorder world. As a member of the Flanders Recorder Quartet, he was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award of the American Recorder Society.

Tom also plays the viol. In his spare time he is an enthusiastic ‘Lindy Hop’ dancer.

Tom conducting The Royal Wind Music & Friends for an ORDA project, October 2019
(c) Yat Ho Tsang

Tom & Philadelphia Sinfonia, playing Graham Fitkin’s Recorder Concerto (May 2019, Philadelphia, USA) (c) Steve Goldblatt