Commonwealth Musician of the Year, First Prize and Gold Medal winner of the 2014 Royal Over-seas League Annual Music Competition, Huw Wiggin is 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. 2016 – 2017 highlights included appearances at Brighton, Newbury and Ripon International Festivals as well as a welcome return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.Further prizes and awards include a ‘Star Award' from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, a Music Education Award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Philip & Dorothy Green Award, and a Martin Musical Scholarship. Whilst at the RCM he won the Concerto Prize, which led to a performance of Paule Maurice's Tableaux de Provence.Huw studied at Chetham's School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music. On graduating in 2008 with a 1st Class honours degree he won a scholarship to continue his studies in Cologne. He completed his studies at the Royal College of Music and gained a Master's Degree with Distinction in 2012. In 2012 Huw was selected as a Park Lane Group Artist. He was praised for his ‘liquid gold tones and enviable breath control' by The Times and premiered a new work, Three Letter Word by Andy Scott. In the same year Huw was invited to perform recitals and a concerto performance of Eric Coates's Saxo Rhapsody at the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. 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, Chethams School of Music 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.
John Lenehan has appeared in concerts throughout the World from Abu Dhabi to Zurich and from Aberdeen to Zimbabwe. As a soloist he has appeared with orchestras such as the London Symphony at the Barbican and the Royal Philharmonic in the Royal Albert Hall. He has made over 70 CDs covering a huge range of musical styles. John is increasingly drawn towards jazz and particularly early 20th Century styles. He also composes, with compositions published by Faber, Novello and Schotts. He has written and arranged for a long list of soloists and orchestras including Nigel Kennedy, Nicola Benedetti, Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang, the BBC Concert Orchestra, RPO and Hong Kong Philharmonic. Highlights this year include a recording for Chandos with long-time collaborator Tasmin Little and an appearance with the RPO at Cadogan Hall.
Over the last decade the Del Mar Piano Trio has established itself as a versatile and captivating ensemble of the highest calibre. Formed in 2005 at the Royal Academy of Music, the trio quickly gained recognition, winning the Harry Isaacs and John Ireland prizes, and has since thrilled audiences at festivals and music societies across the country. In 2011 the trio toured the UK with Beethoven's Triple Concerto. Known for its innovative programming, the trio draws on its experience to perform both well-loved masterworks by composers such as Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven and lesser-known gems including those by Sally Beamish, Frank Martin and Rebecca Clarke. As keen exponents of new music, they have recorded Three Conversations by composer Matthew Brown, and collaborated with the Rambert Dance Company's 2016 Music Fellow Quinta, and dancer Hannah Rudd, on an improvisation project, culminating in a performance in late 2016. Outside of the trio the members all have busy careers in their own right, as soloists, chamber musicians, and orchestral players. Francesca is a member of the City of London Sinfonia, Morwenna is a member of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and Yshani is Company Pianist with the Rambert Orchestra (Rambert Dance Company). Francesca and Morwenna often play together as leader and principal cello of the Covent Garden Sinfonia, and performed the Brahms Double Concerto together with three different orchestras throughout 2015 and 2016. The trio has received coaching from such renowned international chamber musicians as Levon Chilingirian and Michael Dussek, and, as participants of ChamberStudio at Kings Place, from Susan Tomes, Anthony Marwood and David Waterman.