Huw Wiggin - Saxaphone
Huw Wiggin has performed in venues all over the world, from the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing as well as those closer to home such as London’s Wigmore Hall. Other Highlights include performances at the Royal Festival Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Henley, Ryedale, Newbury and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.
Following his debut at London’s Purcell Room he was praised by the Times for his ‘Liquid gold tones and enviable breath control’.
Since winning First Prize and Gold Medal and being named ‘Commonwealth Musician of the Year’ at the Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition in 2014, Huw has become one of the most popular saxophonists of his generation. ‘Reflections’ – Huw’s debut disc on Orchid Classics in 2018 (with John Lenehan and Oliver Wass) – reached no. 2 in the UK Specialist Classical Chart. BBC Music Magazine praised Huw for bringing ‘dazzling flair and imagination to his performance’. His second album for Orchid Classics, with pianist Noriko Ogawa is due for release in March 2023.
He is professor of saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music in London and regularly gives masterclasses at conservatoires in the UK and abroad. Huw gained a Master’s degree with Distinction from the Royal College of Music in 2012. Huw is a Vandoren UK Artist.