Huw Wiggin - Saxophonist (Photo: Trent McMinn)
Saxophone soloist and professor - Royal Academy of Music
Commonwealth Musician of the Year, First Prize and Gold Medal winner of the Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition, Huw Wiggin is one of the most popular saxophonists of his generation.
Huw is professor of saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music in London and has given master classes at the Royal Northern College of Music, Chetham’s School of Music, NAFA in Singapore and the Universities of Calgary and Lethbridge in Canada. He has also been a member of the judging panel for major competitions including the Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition.
A keen educator, he is also an ambassador for the Henley Music School. He has performed in venues as far afield as the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing as well as those closer to home such as London’s Wigmore Hall.
Other past highlights include appearances at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. He has performed in the London Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Michael Nyman Band, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
His performances have been broadcast on Classic FM and BBC Radio 3 including his debut recording, ‘Reflections’ released on Orchid Classics with pianist John Lenehan and harpist Oliver Wass.
Past collaborations include appearances with BLAKE, singer Laura Wright and conductor James Sherlock. Further collaborations include concerts in Hong Kong with pianist Noriko Ogawa.
A keen chamber musician he is also a member of the Ferio Saxophone Quartet and won major prizes, including the Royal Overseas League Ensemble Competition and the Philharmonia’s Charles Henderson Ensemble award. The quartet signed with Chandos Records in 2016 and has released two highly successful discs for the label: ‘Flux’ in July 2017 and ‘Revive’ in November 2018.
Listen to Huw playing here and here
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