Sitting down with Toby Oft from the Boston Symphony Orchestra I always know at least two things are going to happen. One, you’re going to definitely learn something new. Whether it’s related to trombone, photography, cats, or a million other things, Toby has a wealth of knowledge and is happy to share. And number two, you’re going to laugh…a lot.
For me, some of the most important takeaways from Toby’s interview with Christan are: to be your own artist and be true to yourself, consistency is crucial during the auditioning process, and above all else, you need to respect the music. Being on the manufacturing side of things people might assume we only care about musicians playing our horns. We do care about that, but we also care about the music and respect the arts.
Being a manufacturer of a high-end, custom line of instruments, we believe in quality over quantity. We are a small, family-owned company that handmakes all of our instruments. Keeping our horn lineup exclusive ensures we focus on high-quality craftsmanship and offer incredible instruments great for most settings. We’re particular, we’re meticulous, and we will continue to make sure that our horns do what they need to do.