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Toby Loftus: Bio

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Toby began playing violin at age 4. He studied piano, flute and violin and added other instruments along the way. His violin instructors included the late Dr. Lawrence Maves and Dr. Charles Heiden. The viola has emerged as his primary instrument for the past 18 years. He is a founding member of the Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, has been a core player in the Newport Symphony Orchestra for a decade, and occasional participant in Classical Revolution PDX. He may be seen and heard playing in other Portland area orchestras and show pit crews as well as chamber groups. He enjoys arranging and composing string chamber music some of which may be heard and purchased at this site.