Toby Cook

Toby Cook performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician, recently at Kings Place London, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, and Berlin Philharmonic. He is a winner of the Małopolska competition, the Barbirolli Prize at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, and the Len Lickorish Memorial Prize at the Royal Overseas League International Competition. 

Mr. Cook currently studies with Lawrence Power at the Zurich University of Arts, having completed his master’s degree with Tabea Zimmermann at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, and bachelor’s degree with Juan-Miguel Hernandez and Garfield Jackson in London, where he began in the junior department with Jacky Woods and Clare Thompson. 

An avid chamber musician, Mr. Cook has performed at the “Open Chamber Music” seminar at IMS Prussia Cove and Kronberg Academy’s Chamber Music Connects the World. In recent years, he has performed with musicians of the Berlin Philharmonic, clarinetist Matthew Hunt at Hellensmusic Festival, Ms. Zimmermann at the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, and Claudio Martínez Mehner in Santander, among others. 

Mr. Cook is a Tillett Trust and Villa Musica artist and part of the Festivalcampus Ensemble at Heidelberger Frühling Festival, designing and performing for a number of events.