Artists: Shola Ama, Alfie Boe (2019 tour), Eska, Tony Hadley, Lisa Hannigan, George McCrae, Laura Mvula, Amanda Palmer, Curtis Stigers, Joe Stilgoe, Hamish Stuart, & Roy Wood.

 

West End Theatre: Avenue Q (dep), Bat Out of Hell, Dance 'Til Dawn (dep), Dreamgirls (dep), High Society (dep), Jersey Boys (dep) & The Last Tango.

 

Orchestral & Big Band: BBC Concert Orchestra, Canterbury Choral Society Symphony Orchestra, Cinematic Sinfonia, London Concert Orchestra, London Jazz Orchestra, London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Orpheus Sinfonia, Pendulum Jazz Orchestra, Ryan Quigley Big Band & Syd Lawrence Orchestra.

Will has performed his own music on BBC Radio 3 & has appeared with various ensembles on BBC 1, BBC 4, ITV & Channel 4. 

 

In addition to all saxes, clarinets & flutes he also plays EWI (electronic wind instrument).

To view his Morgenstern's web profile click here.

 

'Will Gibson's sax solos took the listener on a fascinating journey every time, & [on clarinet] he clearly had the tricky idiom & metres of Stravinsky's Ebony Concerto completely under his fingers.'

Sebastian Scotney - LondonJazz

Biography

Will began clarinet, piano & writing music at an early age. 1996 - 2005 he attended Junior Trinity College of Music in London on Saturdays, where he continued his instrumental lessons & studied composition with Cecilia McDowall. After taking up saxophone during this period he also joined the Pendulum Youth Jazz Orchestra which featured many of Kenny Wheeler's compositions. He was awarded the Chappell Prize for Composition, the Hambourg Prize for Improvisation & won the European Piano Teachers Association Composition Competition. 

 

2005 - 2009 he studied at Trinity College of Music obtaining a BMus (Hons) in performance. Here he studied with Mark Lockheart, Julian Siegel, Michael Whight, Fiona Cross & Andrew Poppy. He became involved in both jazz & classical ensembles, & was awarded the Ronnie Verrell Award for Big Band & the Wilfred Hambleton Clarinet Prize. In 2012 he was awarded second place in the Worshipful Company of Musicians Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition for his big band piece Solicitudes, which was performed by the Trinity College of Music Big Band at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club.

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