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Instrumentalists

Huw Wiggin

Saxophone

Commonwealth Musician of the Year and Gold Medal winner of the 2014 ROSL Annual Music Competition, Huw is one of the leading saxophonists of his generation.

“a keen musical intelligence and a remarkably beautiful sound … Wiggin brings dazzling flair and imagination to his performance”
— BBC Music Magazine, Kate Wakeling

Heralded by The Times as “just the sort of champion the newest of new music needs”, Takenouchi has a deep curiosity and a natural penchant for integrity.

“Hiroaki Takenouchi … is impeccable in his pianism and unfailing in his idiomatic grasp.”
— Gramophone, David Fanning

Winner of the Harp Finals at the 2003 Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales Competition, Louise has gone on to forge a prestigious and varied solo career.

“Louise Thomson is a consummate performer. Fluid technique combined with beautiful artistry, compelling programmes, excellent and clear spoken introductions and a personality that audiences love.”
— Craig Ogden

Rachel Roberts is one of Europe’s leading violists and performs internationally as soloist and chamber musician.

“… Roberts’ beautifully expressive tone … offering countless felicities of phrasing … powerful and projecting”
— The Strad Magazine

Robert Plane

Clarinet

Particularly known for his performances and recordings of English repertoire for clarinet, Rob is also Head of Woodwind Performance at RWCMD.

“A highly accomplished, indeed commanding performance of Finzi’s gorgeous Clarinet Concerto from Robert Plane. With his bright, singing tone and effortless technical mastery, Plane leaves a stylish impression…”
— Gramophone, Andrew Achenbach

Tim Horton is one of the UK’s leading pianists, both in solo and chamber repertoire, and is a founder member of the Leonore Piano Trio and Ensemble 360.

“Tim Horton’s unaffected, heartfelt playing is perfectly judged.”
— The Arts Desk

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09/08/2022