// testimonials //

  • Toby joined members of my professional chamber choir, Blossom Street, for a varied concert programme comprised of choral works and solo song. He accompanied the singers with sensitivity, skill and understanding, tackling challenging repertoire with apparent ease. I look forward to our next project together.
    Hilary Campbell (Director of Blossom Street Choir) https://www.blossomstreetchoir.com/

  • “Toby Hession is a fine young conductor, musically both able and intelligent. His recent rehearsals and performance of my work Elevation, for chamber orchestra, showed his ability to elucidate detail and to convey the broad sweep of the argument. Toby was easy to work with, had an excellent rapport with the players, and I predict a bright future for him in the profession.”
    John Hopkins (Composer)
  • “Here is a young composer who stands at the threshold of what promises to be an exciting career.”
    John Rutter CBE
  • “A complete, natural and exceptionally gifted multi-talented musician with the brightest future ahead.”
    Murray McLachlan
  • “…stunning throughout, displaying not only a virtuoso technique but a flexibility and sensitivity to solo singers and choir alike.”
    Tim Brown
  • “High level playing, versatile and committed. Excellent professional.”
    Marco Gasparetto (Violinist)
  • “Great player and a real pleasure to work with. Will use in the future!”
    Chris Parsons (Trumpeter, RCM)
  • “Once again I have had the pleasure of being invited to play with CCMS under the baton of Toby. An excellent young conductor who his very clear in direction and always shows complete understanding of the works he is presenting; working particularly well with soloists as in the recent Schumann ‘cello concerto with Leo Popplewell. I also was able to enjoy, from a position in the accompanying orchestra, a superb performance of Rhapsody in Blue with Toby as piano soloist last June.”
    Graeme Hollingdale (Double Bassist)
  • “I performed with Toby and the University of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, it was a great experience. Toby is the most talented young conductor I played in UK.”
    Enrique Galassi (Double Bassist)