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 Footsteps for Tenebrae and Nigel Short, 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 Australia and Hong Kong, and his chamber opera, The Snow Child, was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 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 and Cambridge Chorale, with recent projects including three series of Bach Cantatas, Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas and Bach’s St John Passion. Owain holds the FRCO diploma having been Senior Organ Scholar at Wells Cathedral and Trinity College Cambridge, and currently sings in The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge as a postgraduate student studying for a Masters in composition.
1616 – 2016
During this anniversary year, Owain’s Shakespeare settings are being performed around the UK and abroad, by choirs including Epiphoni, the NYCGB Fellowship Octet, and the Bristol Madrigal Ensemble. Shakespeare Songs of Night-Time was commissioned by Stephen Layton and the Holst Singers (2014), and Shakespeare Love Songs was commissioned by Iain MacLeod-Jones and the Maesbury Singers (2013).