Toby Purser, conductor


Toby Purser’s combination of passion and intellect, structure and freedom, poetry and drama have earned him attention and praise from opera critics including:

The Times - ‘such musical energy’

The Telegraph - ‘galvanising’

WhatsOnStage - ‘scintillating precision’

[Read full bio.]


In 2005 Toby Purser founded the Orion Orchestra, developing it into London’s leading symphony orchestra for the most talented instrumentalists leaving music college. In April this year, he became their Principal Guest Conductor, ending his period as Artistic Director with an acclaimed performance of Beethoven Symphony No.9, joined by the London Philharmonic Choir. Click HERE to read a review.



Toby is proud to be beginning a collaboration with Moreau Paris, which have sponsored him for his performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony on April 30th at London’s Cadogan Hall.

Screenshot 2019-04-25 at 22.34.26.png

Next performance


Vienna Opera Academy: An evening with Verdi 

  • Saturday, August 24th, 2019 7.30pm

  • Final Acts of La Traviata and Rigoletto

  • Lorely Saal, Vienna

The final performance of Vienna Opera Academy’s inaugural season, including the final acts of Verdi’s La Traviata, Rigoletto, and arias by Handel, Mozart and Puccini.

  • Tickets €25