• Fifth Annual Saxophone Day8th March 2018

  • Richard Ingham Saxophone

  • QuirkSaxophone Quartet

  • University of HuddersfieldSaxophone Ensemble

University of Huddersfield Saxophone Day
8th March 2018
Director Sarah Markham
Special Guest Richard Ingham
with Pete Stollery, sound diffusion
and the Quirk saxophone quartet.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Exhibition 
Creative Arts Building
Exhibition by Yamaha, Vandoren, Selmer,
D’Addario Woodwinds, Yanagisawa, Trevor James, and Windstruments.

10:15 - 11:00 Welcome and opening Recital
Sarah Markham with Quirk
St. Paul’s Hall
Programme Details

11:00 Break and exhibition continues

11:30 - 12:30 Huddersfield Saxophone Day Saxophone Orchestra
St. Paul’s Hall
A saxophone ensemble put together on the day.
The pieces we play will form part of the concert at 6:00 pm.

12:30 Break and exhibition continues

1:15 Recital
Phipps Hall
Richard Ingham - saxophone
Pete Stollery - sound diffusion
Dialogue de l’Ombre Double by Boulez
Programme Details

2:00 Break and exhibition continues

2:30  -  3:30 Masterclass
Phipps Hall
Richard Ingham saxophone 
Jonathan Fisher piano
With students of the University of Huddersfield

2:30 - 3:30 Workshop: Technique Tips for saxophonists
St. Paul’s Hall
A practical session including tips on forming a strong embouchure, getting a great sound, improving finger facility. This will also include some extended techniques such as multiphonics, playing above the normal range of the saxophone, and slap tongue.

3:30 - 4:00 Break and exhibition continues

4:00 - 5:00 Workshop: Jazz improvisation
with Richard Ingham
St. Paul’s Hall
Play in an ensemble put together on the day allowing those who wish a chance to improvise. Support and guidance on how to improvise with confidence.

6:00 pm Concert
St. Paul’s Hall
University of Huddersfield Saxophone Ensemble
Director Sarah Markham
Soloist Richard Ingham
Quirk Saxophone Quartet
Joined by the Huddersfield Saxophone Day Saxophone Orchestra
Programme Details

  • Yamaha
  • Vandoren
  • Selmer
  • D'Addario
  • Yanagisawa
  • Trevor James

Lunchtime concert 1:15 pm: adult £5.00, senior £3:00, student free.
Evening concert 6:00 pm: adult £7.50. senior £5.00, student free.

Entry to the 10:15 am Quirk concert, workshops, and trade exhibitions is free of charge.
University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH Telephone: 01484 471873

Sarah Markham


Saxophonist Educator Conductor MentorSarah is a Yamaha and Vandoren performing artist.

Quirk Duo


The Quirk Duo is saxophonists Sarah Markham and Kenneth Wilkinson. Between them they have a performing career spanning sixty years, enjoying many genres including solo recitals, opera, orchestral, jazz, pop and chamber music. The Quirk Duo is a distillation of those experiences, an exploration of possibilities.
Quirk Saxophone Quartet


The Quirk Saxophone Quartet is made up of like-minded saxophonists:

Sarah Markham - soprano
Kenneth Wilkinson - alto
Chris Jolly - tenor
Sarah Hind - baritone