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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



Edition Peters

Edition Peters (Leipzig, London, New York) is one of the world’s leading classical music publishers with a distinguished publishing history stretching back to 1800.
Toby is a registered composer with Edition Peters.
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4 days ago

Toby Hession

So honoured to have my setting of Byron's 'She Walks in Beauty' included on this album, coming out in January 2019. Thank you so much to Voces8 for recording it, and for supporting me. I'm so excited to hear the rest of this gorgeous collection... Thank you also to Edition Peters Group for publishing the score.

We are proud to introduce our new album 'Enchanted Isle'. Casting a contemporary eye on the landscape we call home, composers include: Sir John Tavener, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Thomas Ades, Samuel Barber, Jake Runestad, Dan Forrest and a selection of newly arranged folk songs.

Pre-Order now: decca.lnk.to/EIPF
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6 days ago

Toby Hession

As we come to the end of the centenary year of the death of C.H.H. Parry, I'd like to share a last verse and descant for his hymn tune, 'Rustington' (the village in which he died on 7th October, 1918). Sung here by The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, conducted by Graham Ross and played by Ellie Carter.https://soundcloud.com/toby-hession/neh477-rustington-final-verse-descant-arr-hession ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Toby Hession

Had a lovely time recording a whole load pieces with the wonderful Jack William Reddick a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully more videos to follow in the coming weeks! Enjoy.

youtu.be/iswoEnNnXAgJack Reddick - flute Toby Hession - piano Morceau de Concours - Gabriel Fauré Recorded in November 2018 at the Royal Academy of Music, London
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    • Turns out my drinking is more economical than my driving.
    • MPhil 1/3 completed, bank account 4/3 empty.

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