Thoroughly Good Podcast Series 5 Ep 7: Saxophonist Huw Wiggin and Royal Overseas League Arts Director Geoff Parkin

Podcast seven was recorded at the Royal Overseas League off Arlington Street in central London. It features Royal Overseas League Arts Director Geoff Parkin, and previous Royal Overseas League Gold Medal Final winner saxophonist Huw Wiggin.

Listen now to the podcast via RSSAudioboom (below) or via Spotify.

Huw has a new album out in June featuring music for soprano saxophone – Reflections.

He was also a member of the panel for the semi-finals in this year’s Royal Overseas League competition, the final of which is on Monday 4 June at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.

Show Notes

The ROSL Tour – Barry and Maureen Pettman
What is ROSL
Huw’s participation in the competition
What competitions are good for
Huw’s sporting background
“When you’re at that young age you haven’t lost a boyfriend or a girlfriend”
Britain’s Got Talent
“It’s like something I’ve heard on Polish TV really early in the morning”
Musicians get money for miming
How the competition works
Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition
How you programme says a lot about the kind of musician you are
How competitions are judged
Facilities on offer in the jury room
What contributes to an ‘off night’ in a competition
The impact of television on the distance between audience member and performer
Flux – Quartet Album
Huw’s new album – Reflections – released in June
ROSL Gold Medal Final – Monday 4 June
How the £15K prize money is divvied up

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