Whats On - Friday 6th August 7:30 pm




BWV 964  Adagio & Fuga-Allegro from Sonata in D minor for keyboard


BWV 1030b  Andante from Sonata in G minor for oboe & obbligato harpsichord 


BWV 528  Organ Trio in E minor for oboe d’amore & harpsichord Adagio-Vivace - Andante - Un poco Allegro


BWV 525  Organ Trio in Bb major for oboe da caccia & harpsichord [Allegro] - Adagio - Allegro 


BWV 964  Andante - Allegro     


BWV 1020  Sonata in G minor for oboe and obbligato harpsichord [Allegro] - Adagio - Allegro

Jane Downer

Warwick Cole


Adults £15  

Under 16 £5

Jane Downer


Warwick Cole

In 2009 at the age of sixteen, Toby was invited to study at the combined universities of Lausanne, Fribourg and Sion with Professor Božo Paradžik. In his second year at university, he was awarded the ‘Future Talent’ Coombs Scholarship by the Duchess of Kent and in May 2011 was the winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s ‘Julius Isserlis Scholarship’ which enabled him to continue with his studies. In the autumn of 2011, he moved to Berlin, where he studied with Matthew McDonald, principal bass of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2012 Toby returned to the U.K. to continue his studies with Juří Hudec at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, graduating in 2015 from the International Artists Diploma course.

After his return to the U.K. Toby won numerous competitions and awards, in 2013 he won Chandos Symphony Orchestra's ‘Young Musician of the Year’, the string section of the 2014 Royal Over-Seas League Competition (the first double bassist ever to do so), in 2016 the Bromsgrove International Competition and in 2018 won the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition.

Toby has performed with major international orchestras both in Europe and the U.K. His recital engagements have included appearances at Wigmore Hall, St-Martin-in-the-Fields, The Edinburgh Festival and at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the Royal Over-Seas League final. Having been awarded support from The Tillett Trust, The Musicians' Company and Making Music, he will be performing at many venues across the U.K. Toby has been a City Music Foundation artist since 2018 and his debut CD will be released later this year on the Champs Hill Record label.

Jane plays principal oboe with the Oxford Bach Soloists, Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra, and Instruments of Time & Truth, and has performed with the Oslo Barokkorkester, Concerto Köln, Academy of Ancient Music, English Baroque Soloists, Corelli Orchestra, Canberra Bach Ensemble, and Pinchgut Opera. She has appeared at the New England Bach Festival, Brunswick Beethoven Festival, Canberra International Music Festival, and at international festivals in Innsbruck, Malta and other European cities. Jane has worked as an external specialist examiner for the Royal College of Music in London and the Birmingham Conservatoire. She is official programme-note writer for the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, and contributes articles and reviews to music magazines. Jane’s main musical focus is as Artistic Director of Austral Harmony who tour Australia promoting chamber music of the baroque era using historical instruments, and hosting REMEMBER BACH FESTIVALS and BACH-AKADEMIE educational projects. 


“The greatest joy of this disc is simply the sound of Jane Downer’s effortlessly fluid and gracefully phrased oboe playing" - North East : Music Monthly 

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