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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

British conductor, composer and pianist Toby Hession comes from Peterborough, and is currently studying as a répétiteur at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, UK. He studied at Clare College, University of Cambridge from 2015 to 2019, holding both a Choral Scholarship and an Instrumental Award, and graduating with a Double First in his BA degree in 2018, before completing his MPhil in Composition in 2019. 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 conducting with David Hill; his composition MPhil was supervised by Richard Causton.

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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1 month ago

Toby Hession

Delighted to be able to share footage of the performance of Messiaen's Visions de l'Amen that Peter Asimov and I gave last month. Enjoy!

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6 months ago

Toby Hession

Many congratulations to all involved in the first Muswell Hill Music Festival - it was such a pleasure to be a part of it all, giving a solo recital and then playing for Cambridge Chorale. Here’s to many more years of it! ... See MoreSee Less

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11 months ago

Toby Hession

Immensely excited about the premiere of my 'Missa Brevis' tomorrow, conducted by Graham Ross and sung by The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Thanks so much to all who have been involved in this mammoth project - especially to Jack William Reddick, Jordan Murray, Tom Loughlin, Michael Bell, and Steve Hession. Do come along tomorrow to Clare College Chapel at 11am to hear it. ... See MoreSee Less

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12 months ago

Toby Hession

Absolutely delighted to have had my setting of 'She Walks in Beauty' included on Voces8's new album, #EnchantedIsle. Thank you so much for such a wonderful recording! Please do take a listen, not just tDecca ClassicstEdition Peters Groups spectacular.
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open.spotify.com/track/02EFDqtuyiMBFIf95QC8lN?si=0D10X34rTUKBrFlB3eupbQShe walks in beauty, a song by Toby Hession, Voces8 on Spotify
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Toby is a licensed member with PRS for Music.
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