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October 9, 2016

On Friday 7th October Sophie (our bass player) played to Alveley village music society. During the afternoon Sophie played her double bass, with Andrew Crabtree accompanying on the piano,  and chatted about the techniques used, the history of the bass and about the pie...

September 10, 2016

Toscana has had two babies this spring/summer!

Sophie, our bass player gave birth to Clara in April and Rachel, our viola player, gave birth to Iris in June. 

Both babies and mummies are doing really well......happy days :-)

August 26, 2016

Next weekend there is a very special concert taking place at St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham, to celebrate Andrew Downes' 65th birthday. 

Andrew Downes means a lot to all members of Toscana Strings. As well as being Anna's dad, he was also head of composition at Birmi...

August 19, 2016

As well a playing in Toscana, we all do other things including playing with other groups, solos, teaching and non playing work. Last weekend Sophie (our double bass player) was stage manager for Revival Productions. There were two events at Blickling Hall in Norfolk wh...

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