He will be returning to the Purcell Room in October as a winner of a Martin's Musical/Philharmonia Orchestra Scholarship. Huw trained in Manchester at Chethams School of Music and further at the Royal Northern College of Music gaining a first class honours degree in 2008 together with a mark of 98% for his final recital; the highest mark ever awarded to a woodwind specialist.
He then went on to study for a ‘Graduate Certificat’ at the Hochschule für Musik, Köln in Germany under the world famous saxophonist Daniel Gauthier with support from the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD). In September he will begin studying for his Master's at the Royal College of Music under Kyle Horch on a scholarship.
Notable successes include: In July 2010 Huw was invited by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust to participate in the Recital Scheme from 2010-2012; In January 2010 Huw was selected by the Park Lane Group to appear in the PLG New Year Series 2010; In May 2008 Huw received a Star Award from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust; In 2008 Huw received a Music Education Award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund; Whilst studying at the RNCM he was twice a finalist in the Gold Medal Weekend in 2007 and 2008 respectively. He has performed solo recitals and played with orchestras in Manchester, Leeds, Uttrecht and at The Henley Festival of Music and the Arts. In Manchester Huw was leader of the Evoke Saxophone Quartet and performed regularly throughout the UK. Whilst studying in Germany Huw formed the Caramboulage saxophone quartet and performed throughout Germany. Huw has performed recitals with duo partner Tim Abel throughout the UK and in London at the Purcell Room, St James’ Church ,Piccadilly and St Margaret's Church, Westminster.
Huw now lives and works in London, combining teaching with solo and group recitals. Huw is very grateful for the support from The Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Musicians Benevolent Fund, EMI Music Sound Foundation, The Loan Fund for Musical Instruments, the Henley Festival Trust and the Martin’s Musical/Philharmonia Orchestra Scholarship Fund.