Toby Hughes is one of the UK’s leading double bass soloists
A true virtuoso, Toby has exceeded the perceived limitations of his instrument by being the first double bassist to win the Bromsgrove International Music Competition, the ROSL string section final, and the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists competition.
He has performed with major international orchestras, both in Europe and the U.K and in rectial, he has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Edinburgh International Festival, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and St Martin the Fields, and he regularly plays with the renowned 12 Ensemble.
In the 2018/19 season, Toby looks forward to further recitals at St Martin in the Fields, Wiltshire Music Centre, and a concerto with Chandos Symphony Orchestra.
In 2009, at the age of sixteen, Toby was invited to study at the combined universities of Lausanne, Fribourg and Sion with Professor Bozo Paradzik, continuing to study there with the support of the Julius Isserlis Scholarship and ‘Future Talent’ Coombs Scholarship, presented by the Duchess of Kent. He has also studied in Berlin with Matthew McDonald, and at the Royal Northern College of Music, graduating from the International Diplomas Course.