SMITF Lunchtime Concert – Toby Hughes & Ben Powell : Franck and Clara Schumann


Friday 17th February, 2023


1:00 pm

2:00 pm


St Martin in the Fields


Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ

An opportunity to hear Beethoven’s lyrical Sonata in an arrangement for double bass by the impressive Toby Hughes. The programme also includes Clara Schumann’s beautiful Three Romances, now getting the recognition that they deserve.

This Friday Lunchtime Concert is programmed in partnership with St Martin in the Fields. Tickets for students and under 16s only £5.


Clara Schumann Three Romances
Richard Dubugnon Ekskize
Misek Legenda
Brahms Intermezzo Op.117 No.1 (piano solo)
Beethoven Cello Sonata in A major


Toby Hughes double bass
Ben Powell piano

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 UK and in recital, 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.