During his residency, Toby will work closely with the OSJ to bring the orchestra into new spaces and communities – from nightclubs to festivals – curating concerts and writing new works that question what it means to be an orchestra in the 21st century.
In addition, Toby will collaborate on the OSJ’s community engagement work, helping to develop new projects that break down barriers to classical music and further the orchestra’s tradition of using music to create positive social impact in our communities.
Toby is a composer, songwriter and DJ whose music explores the boundaries between pop and classical music. He has won numerous awards, including the Guardian/BBC Proms Young Composer of the Year and the International ABRSM Composition Competition, and has had his music performed by renowned ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart Players and Academy of Ancient Music. Equally at home in the world of pop and dance music, Toby has collaborated with numerous artists including the Rolling Stones, Chase & Status (notably on the chart topping album Brand New Machine), Duran Duran, Jacob Banks, MOKO, Raleigh Ritchie and The Other Tribe.