Gareth Humphreys is from Caerleon in Newport, South Wales. He showed an interest in music from an early age, taking up the Clarinet at the age of seven, followed by Saxophone aged nine and Bassoon aged twelve.
He began at the RWCMD as a saxophonist, but after a few months, realised that his future didn’t lie in the saxophone world but as a bassoonist. He studied the bassoon under Meyrick Alexander and Steve Marsden. He graduated in 2013 with a first class honours BMus degree. Gareth continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama graduating in 2014 with an MMus in Orchestral Artistry. There he studied with Dan Jemison, Helen Simons, Amy Harman, Peter Whelan and Miriam Gussek, and had regular sit-ins with the London Symphony Orchestra.
In 2015, Gareth became a member of Southbank Sinfonia, a chamber orchestra made up of graduates from colleges across the world. He performed the Mozart bassoon concerto with the Orchestra during the programme. In 2016 he went on to be a member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Foyle Future First Scheme. Following this he has been living in London working regularly with orchestras such as the LPO, RPO and the Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera along with Sinfonia Cymru and Orpheus Sinfonia.
Selected for the 2016/17 St John’s Smith Square Young Artists’ Scheme