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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.
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6 days 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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2 weeks ago

Toby Hession

Today would have been the 93rd birthday of Ernie Wise, half of the legendary Morecambe and Wise duo. To this day, their Grieg Piano Concerto sketch from Christmas 1971 - which inspired me to learn all the notes of the work (in the right order) last year. Check out that performance here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMgRan7gcRs&t=1022swww.tobyhession.com www.soundcloud.com/toby-hession Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 Piano: Toby Hession Conductor: Natalia Lu...
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    • MPhil 1/3 completed, bank account 4/3 empty.
    • A #crisp day in #Cambridge

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