Gower Festival regulars are in for a treat on Friday 12th July when Huw Wiggin (saxophone) and Oliver Wass (harp) give an early afternoon concert as part of this year’s festival. The event is close to being sold out, so if you would like to hear this unusual pairing of instruments and some wonderful music, you need to book soon!
Competitions, Programmes and Prizes ……in this podcast from Thoroughly Good, Saxophonist Huw Wiggin and Geoff Parkin chat to Jon Jacob about the Royal Overseas League, the ROSL Annual Music Competition and much more. During this highly entertaining conversation, Huw also talks about his forthcoming CD release, Reflections, on the Orchid Classics label, and his work with the Ferio Saxophone Quartet.
Huw Wiggin and Somi Kim join the Elias Quartet, Catriona Mackay, Jessica Cale and Sally Beamish herself in a celebration of the composer’s music. Huw and Somi perform ‘Albatross’, an evocative and virtuosic work for saxophone and piano.
Huw Wiggin and Somi Kim’s ‘Sundays at St John’s’ programme this Sunday at 3.00pm offers a fabulous range of music for saxophone and piano, selected to show exactly what the instrument has to offer in its many different guises. Their programme has been carefully crafted to highlight the saxophone’s versatility, and embrace the many different musical styles to which it can adapt; it promises to be a highly enjoyable afternoon of music!
Huw Wiggin began his formal training at Chetham’s School of Music and is delighted to return to take part in the Haworth public master classes. The series, supported by the Haworth Charitable Trust and now in its thrid year, provides inspirational opportunities for young musicians in the region to observe and work with outstanding professional artists. Huw’s recital with duo partner Somi Kim is on Wednesday 14th December from 1.30-2.15pm; the public master class then runs from 2.30-4.30pm.
Commonwealth Musician of the Year, First Prize and Gold Medal winner of the 2014 Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition, Huw Wiggin is one of the most popular saxophonists of his generation. He is professor of saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music in London and has given master classes at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Universities of Calgary and Lethbridge in Canada.
The programme for the recital at 1.30pm given by Huw Wiggin (Saxophone) and Somi Kim (piano) is:
Schumann Widmung, arr Liszt
Yoshimatsu Sing Bird, from Fuzzy Bird Sonata
Bach Sonata in G minor BWV 1020, arr. Harle
Borne Fantaisie Brillante sur des airs de Carmen, arr. Iwan Roth and Raymond Meylan
Further information and tickets here
Wednesday 14 December: Recital 1.30-2.15pm; Open Master class 2.30-4.30pm. Both events open to the public.
Carole Nash Hall
Chetham’s School of Music
Saxophonist Huw Wiggin can be heard in this week’s Hear and Now as presenter Ivan Hewett celebrates the centenaries this month of two American mavericks who continue to inspire today: Milton Babbitt and Moondog. From a concert given at St Nicholas Church in Brighton in February, the programme includes rarely performed chamber works of Babbitt including two European premieres »
We are thrilled to announce the outstanding saxophonist Huw Wiggin has signed with Tashmina Artists (worldwide general management). Please do read his biography, explore the career details of this highly regarded musician and listen to his audio.
Image: ROSL Arts