|Toby Young (born 1990) is currently a choral scholar, studying Music at King's College, Cambridge with Robin Holloway and Colin Matthews. He attended The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School as a music scholar, and studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music junior department with Matthew Taylor. In addition, he has enjoyed consultation lessons with Robert Saxton, Joseph Horovitz and Edwin Roxburgh. |
Toby has won numerous competitions, most notably the International ABRSM Composition Competition (2009), the Cathcart Composer of the Year (2007) and the Guardian/BBC Proms Young Composer of the Year (2006) with Dirty Linoleum for wind quintet, which was subsequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3. His works have been performed at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham's Symphony Hall, and the Cadogan Hall, by renowned ensembles and orchestras including the LSO, RPO, Britten Sinfonia and Endymion Ensemble. Commissions include orchestral and ensemble works for the St. Petersburg British Music Festival, the City of Oxford Sinfonia, the London School of Economics, and the Royal Academy of Music, as well as solo pieces for the 2007 Brighton Festival, the Birmingham Conservatoire, the Cheltenham Ladies' College, and Chetham's School of Music.
Toby is currently Composer-in-residence at the University of Perugia.