Owain is a young musician, based in the South-West of England. He is currently an Organ Scholar at Trinity College Cambridge, holding the FRCO diploma, having formerly been Senior Organ Scholar at Wells Cathedral. His compositions have been awarded accolades from organisations such as the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, the National Centre for Early Music and the BBC; his work is published by Novello, Recital Music and Inspirium Publications. In 2013, he founded his own choir, Vospiri, and also conducts The Gesualdo Six, a six-voice male ensemble specialising in early music. He is Assistant Conductor of the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir, and is a founder member of The Trinity Consort. Owain also enjoys singing and is a member of several choirs, including the Wellensian Consort. Read more here.
Holst Singers, Music Director Stephen Layton, have commissioned Owain to write a 10-minute work to be performed at their concert, Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The concert will take place at Southwark Cathedral on October 8th 2014 at 7.30pm. “The Holst Singers join forces with the City of London Sinfonia as it embarks on a season …View full post
Owain has finished a new setting of the evening canticles, The Gloucester Service, for the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir. The work will be broadcast from Gloucester Cathedral as part of BBC’s Choral Evensong on Wednesday 29th October at 3.30pm, and then repeated on Sunday 2nd November at 3.00pm. David Ogden will conduct the work, with Daniel …View full post
Owain has written a new setting of ‘Beati quorum via’ for The Countess of Wessex and the Choir of Wells Cathedral, to be performed on September 24th. The piece forms part of a new collection of music for evensong written for Her Royal Highness, which includes music by Gary Davidson and Jonathan Dove.View full post
Owain has finished four days of recording in Coventry Cathedral with The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge. The music was by Herbert Howells, and included the well-known setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, ‘Collegium Regale’. Owain also accompanied the ‘Collegium Regale’ Te Deum and Jubliate, Psalm 122 (set to a chant in B-flat minor …View full post
Owain has been chosen as the winner of Reverie’s inaugural Young Composers Competition in association with the international publishing company, Edition Peters Ltd. A setting of W.B. Yeats’ poem, ‘The Mother of God’, this piece draws inspiration from an eclectic range of composers such as Britten, Finzi, Debussy and Leighton. The competition was judged by an esteemed panel including Philip …View full post