The Purcell School has announced the death of a bassoon player, Toby Davies, who joined the school in September and was a popular member of several ensembles. He died in Addenbrooks Hospital, Cambridge, on Friday 22 November. We publish the announcement below. All thoughts and sympathies at this moment should be with Toby’s parents.
We are sorry to announce the very sad death of Lower Sixth form bassoonist Toby Davies.
Toby, who joined The Purcell School in September from Reading School, was a member of the National Youth Wind Ensemble, Berkshire Youth Orchestra and the Acer Minor Bassoon Sextet. He studied bassoon with Sarah Burnett, piano with Daniel King-Smith and composition with Simon Speare. Toby was taken ill suddenly last week and sadly died in Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.