Since winning First Prize and Gold Medal at the Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition, Huw Wiggin has become one of the most popular saxophonists of his generation.
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 Henley, Brighton, Ryedale, Newbury, Ripon and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. His performance of Milton Babbitt’s Accompanied Recitative was broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on 'Hear and Now' to celebrate the composer’s centenary.
Huw has given masterclasses 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.
In March 2018 Huw featured on 'BLAKE, The Anniversary Album', conducted and orchestrated by James Sherlock. Other collaborations include working with pianists John Lenehan and Noriko Ogawa, singer Laura Wright and harpist Oliver Wass.
‘Reflections’ – Huw’s debut disc (with John Lenehan and Oliver Wass) – was released on Orchid Classics in June 2018 to great acclaim in the press, reaching no. 2 in the UK Specialist Classical Chart and no. 6 in the iTunes Classical Chart.
Huw has performed in the London Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Nyman Band, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
As someone who is passionate about travelling, Huw has given concerts on Cunard ships all over the world. He is a regular performer on Cunard's flagship ocean liners: Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and the Queen Mary II.
Having studied at Chetham’s School of Music, Royal Northern College of Music and Hochschule für Musik, Cologne, Huw gained a Master’s Degree with Distinction from the Royal College of Music in 2012, also winning the RCM Concerto Prize.
Huw is a member of the prize-winning Ferio Saxophone Quartet and regularly performs with them in the UK and abroad. The Quartet signed to Chandos records in 2016.
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