Toby has worked with orchestras internationally including: Sydney Symphony Orchestra, HR-Sinfonieorchester, Ensemble Modern, Frankfurter Opern und Museumsorchester, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Menuhin Festival Orchestra. In 2017/2018 he will be making his debut with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Auckland Philharmonia.
In 2014 Toby Thatcher graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with an MA in Music Performance where he studied oboe with Christopher Cowie (London Philharmonia and Academy of St Martin in the Fields Principal Oboe) and Jill Crowther (London Philharmonia Principal Cor Anglais). In his final year of studies Toby performed with the London Philharmonia, and London Sinfonietta, as well as being offered a trial with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the position of Principal Cor Anglais. In July 2013 Toby was a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra’s European tour, performing in venues such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the Berlin Konzerthaus.
Toby was the 2016 recipient of the University of Sydney’s Outstanding Achievements of Young Alumni Award, and current holder of the Brian Stacey Award for Young Australian Conductors.