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‘Here is a young composer who stands at the threshold of what promises to be an exciting career.’

John Rutter CBE, www.johnrutter.com

‘A complete, natural and exceptionally gifted multi-talented musician with the brightest future ahead.’

Murray McLachlan, www.murraymclachlan.co.uk

‘…stunning throughout, displaying not only a virtuoso technique but a flexibility and sensitivity to solo singers and choir alike.’

Tim Brown

Toby Hession BA(Hons) (Cantab), AMusTCL (b. 1997) comes from Peterborough, and is currently reading for an MPhil in Music (Composition) at Clare College, Cambridge. He graduated with a Double First in Music from Clare in 2018, having held a Choral Scholarship and Instrumental Award there. Between 2010 and 2015 he attended Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester, studying piano with the acclaimed Japanese virtuoso Masayuki Tayama (with whom he continues to study), and composition with the award-winning Dr. Gavin Wayte. He currently studies composition with Richard Causton, and conducting with David Hill

Toby is a multi-faceted musician, with skills and experience in many genres and styles of music, quickly establishing a great reputation as a versatile composer and performer

All photos courtesy of Alice Cunliffe Photography and Sapphire Armitage

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20 hours ago

Toby Hession

Looking forward to performing in Stravinsky’s epic ‘Les Noces’ this Tuesday lunchtime at West Road Concert Hall. Come along at 13:10 to hear four pianists, an unspecified number of percussionists and a choir making lots of noise in lots of keys (simultaneously) and lots of time signatures.

Plus, Peter Asimov and I will be playing a simple* little^ Waltz by Ravel. Teaser below.

*it’s quite hard
^it’s quite large
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2 days ago

Toby Hession

Thank you to all who came to support me and Olivia Brett - Soprano at St Martin-in-the-Fields today. We had an absolute blast, and hope to share some recordings soon! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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3 days ago

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24 hours until Olivia Brett - Soprano and I take on St Martin-in-the-Fields. Very excited indeed for this one! Music by Benjamin Britten, Harry Castle - Musician and myself. 13:00 tomorrow, free admission. Please do pop along if you're in London! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Toby Hession

Lots of exciting things coming up in the next few weeks! I've just started my MPhil course at Clare College, and am looking forward to kicking off my performing calendar for this term with a recital on Sunday in Clare College Chapel, at 17:25. The programme will include Mozart's Sonata in A, K. 331 (with that famous Rondo...) and the second performance of my own Soliloquy for solo piano (premiered in St. John's Divinity School back in August). You can listen to that performance below. Hope to see lots of you there!

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