Winner of the Prague Spring, Ellsworth Smith, Girolamo Fantini and Lieksa international
trumpet competitions in 2016/2017, Huw Morgan is internationally recognised as one of the
most sought-after brass players of his generation. He combines a flourishing solo career with
his role as principal trumpet in the Sinfonieorchester Basel, and as a founder member of
London-based ensemble, Septura.
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, working under conductors
including Tortelier, Herreweghe and Zehetmair. Huw has also featured at numerous
international festivals: Cheltenham, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Kaposvár, Sounds New,
WASBE, TrÃ¸mso and Rainbow21 (Tokyo), broadcasting regularly on both national radio and
television. Among his solo recordings, Huw can be heard as the featured trumpeter on the
soundtrack to the BAFTA-nominated film, Me and Orson Welles.
In recital, Huw performs at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Bridgewater Hall and Sage
Gateshead. A passionate exponent of contemporary music, he has commissioned and
premiÃ¨red works by Leif Segerstam, Eric Ewazen, Paul Max Edlin and Jonathan Harvey, and
was the featured soloist in the first performance of ”˜Only Heavenly Music’ from Karl Jenkins’
Stella Natalis, conducted by the composer in his 60th birthday concert at the Wales
Following his success as Brass Winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year, Huw has
gained renown for his prize-winning appearances at many of the most significant international
competitions, including Porica (Italy), Jeju (South Korea), Moscow Conservatory (Russia)
and Only Brass (Belgium). In 2005 he became the youngest ever winner of the International
Trumpet Guild’s prestigious Solo Award, and in 2010 won both the Brass Prize and Wind
Section Award at the Royal Over-seas League Competition.
Alongside his solo activities, Huw appears regularly as guest principal with many leading
ensembles, including the London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House,
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St Martin-inthe-
Fields, BBC Philharmonic, Nash Ensemble, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and City of
Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
A guest professor at London’s Royal Academy of Music and the Hochschule für Musik in
Basel, Huw has presented frequent masterclasses throughout Europe and Asia, including at
the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the National University of Taiwan.