Jennifer Watson

Jennifer Watson - Saxophonist and Composer

Manchester-born artist Jennifer Watson marries her talents in both performance and composition by writing largely for saxophone, showcasing her work  with her own ensemble. Her compositions have led to such collaborations as:

Channel 4 and the Hallé Harmony Youth Orchestra ('Orchestra United'). Arrangement of singer/songwriter Ruby-Ann Patterson's 'Hello' for soloist and orchestra, filmed live in concert.

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's contemporary chamber group, Ensemble 10/10, and saxophonist Rob Buckland. Arrangement for soloist and ensemble of original composition 'Reflections'.

Liverpool Biennial Festival 2010. Procession of local musicians performing through the streets of Liverpool, culminating at the Tate Gallery for exhibition-specific musical installations.

Having studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in both disciplines, Jennifer gained a 1st class BMus degree and MMus with distinction, with both final recital marks being among the highest awarded. She has performed concertos with the RNCM Wind Orchestra and Concert Orchestra, solo recitals with her ensemble at such venues as Chetham's School of Music, and orchestral ensemble work including performances with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and European Union Youth Orchestra.

Jennifer is currently promoting the recording of her most recent major work, 'Reflections', with UK performances and projects. This, her most personal work to date, is a 45 minute suite for saxophone, strings and piano.

Drawing on many varying influences, Jennifer’s approach to both performance and composition is broad-minded and ranges from demonstrating technical flair through to showcasing new and experimental works, often taking inspiration from the commissioning venues or projects.