Owain Park is a prize-winning composer, published by Novello. His music has been performed across the world, by ensembles including the Tallis Scholars, the Aurora Orchestra and the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir. Recent works include Shakespeare Songs of Night-Time for Stephen Layton and the Holst Singers, and Beati quorum via, commissioned by the Wells Cathedral Chorister Trust for The Countess of Wessex. This season, The Wings of the Wind has been included by The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge in their tour programme to the United States. His compositions have won awards from organisations including the National Centre for Early Music and his music has been broadcast on BBC Radios 3 and 4, and Classic FM.
Owain is also a conductor, singer and organist. He conducts The Gesualdo Six, a male-voice ensemble specialising in early music, but also performing works as diverse as Ligeti’s Nonsense Madrigals. Recent projects have included two series of Bach Cantatas, Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas and Mozart’s Requiem. Holding the FRCO diploma, Owain is currently Senior Organ Scholar at Trinity College Cambridge and was formerly Senior Organ Scholar at Wells Cathedral. Read more here.
1616 – 2016
During this anniversary year, Owain’s Shakespeare settings are being performed around the UK and abroad. Shakespeare Songs of Night-Time were commissioned by Stephen Layton and the Holst Singers (2014), and Shakespeare Love Songs were commissioned by the Maesbury Singers (2013).
The next performance of Shakespeare Love Songs will be on 14 February 2016 in St George’s Bloomsbury.