A lutenist and guitarist from London, Toby Carr is known as an engaging and responsive artist, performing with some of the finest musicians in the business. Having studied at Trinity Laban and the Guildhall School he is now active as a soloist, continuo player and chamber musician.


A specialism in music of the 17th century has led to a varied diary of work in the field of historically informed performance, bringing old music to new audiences in exciting and innovative ways.

Toby has worked with organisations such as the Royal Ballet, Dunedin Consort, London Philharmonic Orchestra, RTE Symphony Orchestra and Irish Baroque Orchestra. He has played for English Touring Opera for seasons in 2016, 2017 and 2018 as well as working for Longborough Festival Opera, Glyndebourne Youth Opera and in 2019 he made his Wigmore Hall debut with Dame Emma Kirkby and Dowland Works. Toby is a founding member of Ceruleo and Lux Musicae London.

Settled in south-east London with his wife and frequent collaborator, baroque harpist Aileen Henry, Toby’s interests outside of music include cooking and travelling, though when not working he generally tries to do as little as possible.