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. Highlights of 2015 include the commissioning of
a Saxophone concerto, appearances at Brighton, Newbury and Ripon festivals, a return
visit to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the release of a concerto CD.
Huw grew up in Henley-on- Thames and studied at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal
Northern College of Music with Andrew Wilson and Rob Buckland. On graduating in 2008 with a 1st Class honours degree he won a scholarship from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) to continue his studies with Daniel Gauthier at the Hochschule für Musik, Cologne. In 2012 he graduated from the Royal College of Music, studying with Kyle Horch and gaining a Master’s Degree with Distinction.
Other 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.
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. He has appeared at festivals and music societies throughout the UK and in major concert halls, including the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall and a performance of Milhaud’s Scaramouche at the Henley Festival. In July 2012 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 Academy and has given masterclasses at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Universities of Calgary and Lethbridge in Canada. Huw is leader of the Ferio Saxophone Quartet and regularly performs with them in the UK and abroad.
Paul is a British director, screenwriter and producer.
His films include the Bourne trilogy – Bourne Supremacy (2004), Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and most recently Jason Bourne (2016) - all starring Matt Damon. Also, Captain Phillips (2013), starring Tom Hanks, the Iraq film Green Zone (2010), also starring Matt Damon, United 93 (2006), based on the events of 9/11, and Bloody Sunday (2002), depicting the 1972 civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland, in which 13 unarmed civilians were shot dead by British soldiers.
Television includes Omagh (2004), The Murder of Stephen Lawrence (1999), The Fix (1997), The One That Got Away (1996) and Open Fire (1994)
Greengrass spent the first decade of his career with the ITV current affairs program World in Action. He also co-wrote the controversial bestseller Spycatcher, with Peter Wright, former assistant director of Britain’s MI5.
He was born in Surrey, England, and studied at Sevenoaks School and Queen’s College, Cambridge University.