Clarke, Telemann & Vivaldi – March 2011
Orchestra of the Swan, conducted by David Curtis
Birmingham Post

‘Huw Morgan, one-time BBC Young Musician of the Year finalist, was the headline soloist, launching proceedings with a rare hearing of Jeremiah Clarke’s complete suite featuring the famous Trumpet Voluntary, misattributed to Henry Purcell. This proved a charming piece, each movement knowing exactly when to stop, with Morgan’s tone brightly communicative, his phrasing eloquent, articulation crisp, and the accompaniment from the Orchestra of the Swan under David Curtis stately and gracious, tinklingly enlivened by Christine Whiffen’s harpsichord. Morgan was joined by concertante oboists Victoria Brawn and Louise Braithwaite for Telemann’s D major Trumpet Concerto in a ravishing collaboration, followed by OOTS principal Hugh Davies in a joyous account of Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Trumpets. The soloists’ very different instruments here blended and pinged off each other in a glorious performance.’

Park Lane Group Young Artists New Year Series – January 2011, Purcell Room
Classical Source Website

‘In the second recital, Huw Morgan was much more characterful and confident in his four pieces. Throughout he played with a honeyed tone and beautifully restrained vibrato. These virtues were especially apt in two works: Paul Max Edlin’s The Pathos of Lost Meaning (2010; world premiere) and Giles Swayne’s Sangre Viva (2003).’

Haydn Trumpet Concerto – May 2010
Havant Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Peter Craddock
Portsmouth News

‘Huw Morgan is a rising star of rare quality. He plays with none of the showmanship loved by some of his ilk, preferring instead to let his playing define him as an extraordinary talent. Haydn’s concerto opened with delicate shading of the virtuoso passages, which were particularly delightful. His silky, mellow tone was evident in the beautiful phrases of the second movement. Conductor Peter Craddock chose to interpret the concerto with gentle, rather understated subtlety, which Morgan matched.’

Haydn Trumpet Concerto – June 2009
Amici Ensemble, conducted by Andrew Padmore
Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir Website

Soloist Huw Morgan thrilled the audience with a masterful performance of Haydn’s E-flat Trumpet Concerto. His freshness and lightness of tone, especially in the final captivating rondo, were marked features of his virtuosity.’

Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 for Piano & Trumpet – May 2008
Northern Sinfonia & Cordelia Williams, conducted by Thomas Zehetmair
The Northern Echo

Next up was Shostakovich’s Concerto No 1 for Piano and Trumpet – something of a rarity in the concert hall. The work showcased the not inconsiderable talents of 18-year-old pianist Cordelia Williams and trumpeter Huw Morgan. From the first incisive entry, both relished the unusual combination of instruments. Morgan was unerring in his accuracy, hitting the high notes from a standing start with ease. His thrust and parry with the piano was breathtaking, as he drove the piece to a heady conclusion.’

BBC Young Musician Wigmore Hall Recital Series – November 2006
International Trumpet Guild Website

‘The recital was notable not only for Morgan’s consummate musicianship and impressive variety of tone and approach, but also for his incredible endurance. I was amused to find this on Morgan’s blog, written several months before the November concert, and discussing its planning: “It will come as no surprise that my main difficulty has been the question of stamina versus challenging pieces.” Well actually yes, having seen the Wigmore concert it does indeed come as a surprise, because it appears that Morgan simply has no endurance issue. He just went on delivering impeccable performances throughout this highly challenging programme. From his daring performance of the Fasch, through his warm, glowing tone at the start of the Enescu and his light, graceful approach to the Francaix, to his outrageously good triple-tonguing in the Arban, this was a recital to remember.’

Tomasi Trumpet Concerto – May 2006
BBC Young Musician of the Year Concerto Final
Northern Sinfonia, conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier
The Times

‘If, on the other hand, high intelligence and immaculate professionalism were the order, Huw Morgan fitted the bill to perfection in his sun-kissed yet super- cool Trumpet Concerto by Henri Tomasi. Morgan, also a principal with the NYO, will surely make it to the top whatever happens.’