Huw Morgan

Trumpet

Winner of the both the Prague Spring and Ellsworth Smith international trumpet competitions in 2016, Huw Morgan combines a burgeoning solo career with his role as principal trumpet in the Sinfonieorchester Basel.

Highlights in recent seasons include concerto appearances with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Northern Sinfonia, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Hamburg Camerata and European Union Chamber Orchestra.

Alongside his solo activities, Huw appears regularly as guest principal with many of the UK’s leading ensembles, including the London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

What is your favourite Septura piece to play?
Bruckner’s Ave Maria. It’s simple, yet devastatingly beautiful. For me, the contrast between tender pianissimos and powerful fortissimos is utterly magical – it’s one of the works that really makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up!
 
What would you do if you weren’t a trumpeter?
It’s incredibly difficult for me to imagine a life without music at its core, but if you put me on the spot, I’d quite like to be a journalist or political commentator for the day!

Your favourite Septura moment?
Our concerts at the Lieksa Brass Festival in Finland last year. Amazing location, fantastic scenery, wonderfully appreciative audiences, and two great performances to boot!

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