Ludlow Arts: Classical

Huw Wiggin and Noriko Ogawa
Huw Wiggin and Noriko Ogawa

Ludlow Wednesday Concerts

Wednesday 15 May 2024

7:30pm

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Huw Wiggin: saxophone
Noriko Ogawa: piano

Debussy: Rhapsodie for saxophone and piano, L98
Bach (arr. Harle): Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020
Rachmaninov (arr. Ogawa): Vocalise, Op.34, No.14
Joseph Phibbs: Night Paths
Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L75, No.3 Clair de Lune
Andy Scott: Fujiko
Liszt (arr. Farrington): Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C♯ minor

Huw Wiggin has performed in venues all over the world, from the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing as well as those closer to home such as London's Wigmore Hall. Other highlights include performances at the Royal Festival Hall, St John's Smith Square, Henley, Ryedale, Newbury and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. Following his debut at London’s Purcell Room he was praised by the Times for his ‘liquid gold tones and enviable breath control’. Since winning First Prize and Gold Medal and being named ‘Commonwealth Musician of the Year’ at the Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition in 2014, Huw has developed a career as a soloist and chamber musician. Reflections — Huw's debut disc on Orchid Classics in 2018 (with John Lenehan and Oliver Wass) — reached no.2 in the UK Specialist Classical Chart. BBC Music Magazine praised Huw for bringing ‘dazzling flair and imagination to his performance’.

Noriko Ogawahas achieved considerable renown throughout the world since her success at the Leeds International Piano Competition. Noriko's ‘ravishingly poetic playing’ (Telegraph) sets her apart from her contemporaries and acclaim for her complete Debussy series with BIS Records, confirms her as a fine Debussy specialist. Her Images Book I and II were chosen as the top recommendation for ‘exquisite delicacy’, in BBC Radio 3's CD Review, January 2014. Noriko's latest recording for BIS records is of solo piano music by Eric Satie. Noriko appears with all the major European, Japanese and US orchestras including the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, as well as the BBC Symphony Orchestra for the world première of Richard Dubugnon's Piano Concerto. Noriko made her BBC Proms debut in August 2013 and appeared again in 2014 with the Endymion Ensemble. She was the Artistic Director for the Reflections on Debussy Festival 2012 at Bridgewater Hall. In 2015 she continued as Associate Artist for Ravel and Rachmaninov Festival

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