“Here is a young composer who stands at the threshold of what promises to be an exciting career”John Rutter CBE, www.johnrutter.com
Composer . . .
Highly in-demand as a composer, Toby has had works commissioned and/or recorded by The King’s Singers (Master of Music, featured on “GOLD”), Voces8 (She Walks in Beauty, featured on “Enchanted Isle”), The New World Symphony (Miami, FL), and Ensemble Perspectives (FR). His short scene Told By An Idiot, written in collaboration with librettist Emma Jenkins, was commissioned by Scottish Opera and performed over 40 times in 2022-23 as part of their flagship Opera Highlights tour; Toby is looking forward to creating another new work for then2023-24 tour. His music has been heard in major venues across the globe, and broadcast by ClassicFM, BBC Radio3, and various other European media channels, and is published by Edition Peters (www.editionpeters.com).
Toby has studied composition with Richard Causton, Jeremy Thurlow, Graham Ross, Patrick Brennan and Gavin Wayte, among others, and has won numerous awards for his work, including: first prize in the Flos Carmeli International Composition Competition, Malta; first prize in the inaugural Voces8/VCM Foundation Composition Competition; first prize in the King’s Singers’ A Carol for Christmas Competition; and first prize in the BBC Proms: Inspire Young Composers’ Competition.