Biography

Owain Park was born in Bristol in 1993. His works are published by Novello and have been performed internationally by ensembles including The Tallis Scholars and the Aurora Orchestra. While at Cambridge University he studied orchestration with John Rutter, before undertaking a Masters degree in composition under Jeremy Thurlow and Richard Causton.

Recent works include Antiphon for the Angels for VOCES8 and Rachel Podger, and Footsteps for Tenebrae and Nigel Short, a piece conceived to be performed by young and amateur singers alongside the professional forces of Tenebrae. His chamber opera The Snow Child was performed over five nights at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and his compositions have won awards from organisations including the National Centre for Early Music, with his music regularly broadcasted on the BBC, Classic FM, and internationally. The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge included The Wings of the Wind in their tour programmes to the United States, Australia and Hong Kong, and released an album of his music on Hyperion Records in September 2018.

Owain was a chorister at St Mary Redcliffe Church in Bristol, before joining the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. He was assistant conductor of the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir before founding his own ensemble, The Gesualdo Six, who recently released their first album on Hyperion Records, English Motets, to critical acclaim. As well as directing The Gesualdo Six, he regularly works with ensembles including the BBC Singers, Cappella Cracoviensis and Cambridge Chorale. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists (FRCO), and was awarded the Dixon Prize for improvisation, having been Senior Organ Scholar at Wells Cathedral and Trinity College Cambridge. He is a Tenebrae Associate Artist, and has worked with ensembles including Polyphony, Gabrieli Consort and Alamire.