There’s more to the double bass than you think and Toby Hughes, still only in his mid-20s, is a true virtuoso on it. He was the first double bassist to win the Bromsgrove International Music Competition and the Strings Final at the Royal Over-Seas League Competition. He has performed with major orchestras in the UK and Europe, and has already given a recital at London’s Wigmore Hall and the Edinburgh Festival.
Daniel King Smith has given concerts all over the world both as soloist and accompanist, including recitals with Michael Collins and Susan Milan, among many others. He is the official accompanist for the Countess of Munster Trust.
Tonight’s tempting programme includes rarely heard sonatas by the Czech Romantic composer and bassist, Adolf Mišek, and the American composer, Lowell Liebermann, alongside a transcription of Fauré’s beautiful Romance for cello and piano.
Dutilleux Sarabande et Cortège
Lowell Liebermann Sonata for Contrabass and Piano, op. 24
Fauré Romance in A major, op. 69
Mišek Sonata no. 2 in E minor for Double Bass and Piano, op. 6
Toby Hughes in recital