Toby Young

Toby Young is an award-winning composer and producer who creates innovative and genre-defying contemporary music. His work is rooted in the theatricality of opera, the energy of electronic dance music and the emotion of film scores, and has been played around the world at venues ranging from the Royal Albert Hall to Glastonbury Festival.

Toby’s concert music has been commissioned by ensembles and orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music, and Rambert Dance Company. He has also co-written several chart-topping hits with drum and bass artists Chase & Status, and collaborated with artists such as the Rolling Stones, Duran Duran, Florence Welch, Kano, Snow Ghosts, MOKO, and Jacob Banks.

Toby is the Music Supervisor of Punchdrunk, one of the world’s foremost immersive and site-specific theatre companies, for whom he has written soundtracks to a variety of TV and stage works including BAFTA-nominated productions for HBO and Sky Arts. As a producer he has created recordings for some of the country’s leading artists including Danielle de Niese, Stephen Hough, Nicola Benedetti, and Jess Gillam.

A deeply committed educator, Toby is Professor of Composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and holds a doctorate in music and philosophy from the University of Oxford. He is a passionate advocate for social justice in the arts, and frequently works with marginalised communities to support and empower them through music.