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Richard Ingham

Saxophonist, Composer

Richard Ingham is a performer, composer, conductor and educator. He has given recitals throughout the world as a saxophone soloist and chamber musician.

He was the first UK performer on the WX7 (wind synthesizer) and has worked in many UK theatres, including the Royal National Theatre. He has worked with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra and Opera North and in 2012 directed the acclaimed XVI World Saxophone Congress in Scotland.

Richard conducted the National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain on tours to the Czech Republic, China and Thailand. His direction of Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool drew a 5* review from The Herald.

Richard is the editor of the Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone (Cambridge University Press, 1999), widely regarded as the leading book on the subject.

Broadcasts include BBC recitals, contributor to BBC R4’s The Devil’s Horn and Pick of the Week, and The History Listen for Australia’s ABC Radio.

He has written for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo instruments and voices, and his compositions – ranging from contemporary classical to jazz and jazz-folk fusion – have received many performances worldwide.