Sam Corkin

While an undergraduate at King’s College London, Sam Corkin studied the Saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music. Graduating in 2007, he went on to study for a Master’s in Advanced Performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where on completion he was awarded a prestigious Artist Fellowship for a further year of study. He is much in demand as a soloist; recent engagements include performances at music festivals in York, Canterbury and Malta. Sam’s interest in promoting new music has led him to work with composers from across the UK, premiering several works for piano and saxophone. His recent collaboration with Siglo de Oro has so far resulted in fifteen new commissions for a cappella choir with an obbligato saxophone line. This represents a considerable expansion of the existing repertoire for choir and saxophone, and also reflects Sam’s secondary career as a vocalist. Aside from performance, Sam has written and contributed to a number of published books on the saxophone through the publisher Music Sales. He also works as an educator, including within the music department of Canterbury Christ Church University.