In demand as a soloist, Sam’s work has taken him across the UK and beyond. Recent performances include music festivals in York, Canterbury and Malta.
Upcoming engagements include a series of album launch events, and an exciting performance with the BBC Singers to be recorded for Radio 3 – details of which will be announced soon.
As an undergraduate at King’s College London, Sam studied the Saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music. Graduating in 2007, he went on to study for a Master’s in Advanced Performance at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where on completion, he was awarded a prestigious Artists Fellowship for a further year of study.
Working with composers from across the country, Sam’s interest in promoting new music has led him to premier several works for piano and saxophone. Additionally, his recent collaboration with Siglo de Oro has so far resulted in fifteen new commissions for a-cappella choir with solo saxophone. These have recently been recorded by Delphian Records and represent a considerable expansion of the existing repertoire for choir and saxophone. The fusion of saxophone and choir also reflects Sam’s secondary work as a vocalist.
Aside from his solo performances, Sam’s eclectic career has seen him perform with the London Symphony Orchestra and in multiple musicals, swing bands, pop bands and saxophone quartets.
Aside from performance, Sam has written and contributed to a number of published books on the saxophone through the publisher Music Sales. He also works as an educator, including working within the music department of Canterbury and Hull Universities.