So lovely to finish the concert season with two concerts at Church Stretton Arts Festival and the Absolute Classics Festival in Dumfries! 😀😀 We played two concerts with pianist Timothy End and premiered arrangements of Shostakovich Jazz Suite by Iain Farrington! Now to switch off until the beginning of September! Two weeks holiday in Galicia before Soirees at Breinton with John Lenehan in early September!
Reflections has received a four star review from BBC Music Magazine!
Here are some highlights from the review by Kate Wakeling:
“Despite its versatility, the saxophone is too often overlooked as a solo instrument. This appealing collection of works pairs original compositions alongside reimagined popular classics in a welcome celebration of this agile and sonorous instrument.
Having won the Commonwealth Musician of the Year and the 2014 Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition, Huw Wiggin is fast emerging as one of the UK’s star saxophonists”
He brings a keen musical intelligence and a remarkably beautiful sound to these performances, ably accompanied by John Lenehan (piano) and Oliver Wass (harp).
Marcello’s Concerto in D minor (originally for oboe) works splendidly, and Lenehan deftly conjures the crispness of a fortepiano in his accompaniment, while in Manuel de Falla’s 7 Canciones populares españolas Wiggin brings both silk and spice to his vibrant interpretation.
Indeed, the real highlights of the disc are two works originally composed for saxophone and piano: Paule Maurice’s lyrical Tableaux de Provence (1948-55) and Takashi Yoshimatsu’s Sing Bird (1991).
In the latter, the saxophone is scored in a quasi-improvisatory style to soar and wheel, and Wiggin brings dazzling flair and imagination to his performance, providing a notably uplifting close to this enjoyable disc.
We are so thrilled to announce that Reflections has reached number 2 in the UK Specialist Classical Chart!
I'm so excited to announce that my debut album 'Reflections' will be released on the 15th June on the Orchid Classics label!
I recorded the album with John Lenehan and Oliver Wass in February this year. The album features original pieces for saxophone and piano along with arrangements of my favourite works with piano, and saxophone and harp.
For more information see the trailer on my homepage and look out for the pre-order link in a couple of weeks time!
Flux is now available for streaming on Spotify !
We're so happy to announce that Ferio have signed to Chandos Records. Our first commercial album will be out for general release in July 2017