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, Huw has developed a career as a soloist and chamber musician. 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 most recent album Rhapsody with Noriko Ogawa was released in March 2023, featuring Debussy’s Rhapsody for Saxophone and new commissions by Joseph Phibbs, Jennifer Watson and Iain Farrington.
He is a member of the Ferio Saxophone Quartet, winners of the Royal Over-Seas League Ensemble Prize. The quartet have recorded four albums for Chandos Records: Flux, Revive, Evoke and Revoiced. Huw also performs regularly with harpist Oliver Wass. They have recorded two EPs for Orchid Classics: Bach’s Sonata in Eb Major and A Christmas EP featuring the Music of Gruber, Bach and Holst.
He is a professor of saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music in London and regularly gives master classes at conservatoires in the UK and abroad. Huw gained a Master’s degree with Distinction from the Royal College of Music in 2012, having also studied at the RNCM, HFM Köln and Chetham's School of Music.