Born in Melbourne, Tom Henry he began his musical career as a flautist. After obtaining a Masters Degree in Performance from the Victorian College of the Arts he embarked on a period of intensive overseas study with the French virtuoso Patrick Gallois. After returning to Australia in 2002 he held a number of positions including Associate Principal Flute withOrchestra Victoria, and Guest Principal Flute with many ensembles including the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Pops Orchestra. He also worked extensively in opera, including tours with Opera Australia and Victorian Opera, and lectured in flute at the University of Melbourne from 2006 to 2009.