Toby Purser first came to prominence as a prizewinner in the 2002 Leeds Conducting Competition. He made his debut at English National Opera in November 2014 conducting performances of The Marriage of Figaro, and has recently been awarded the ENO Mackerras Fellowship. He is a regular guest at Grange Park Opera, and other recent engagements include Opera Della Luna, Bampton Classical Opera, and Pimlico Opera. He founded the Orion Orchestra in 2005- an orchestra to give opportunities to exceptionally talented UK graduates. He has also conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, London Concert Orchestra, L’Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Orchestra of Opera North, Sinfonia Viva, and the St Petersburg Festival Orchestra. His CD ‘Bel Canto’ with tenor Jesús León and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic was released last year.
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