Owain Arwel HUGHES

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1942-03-21
Education Howardian HS Cardiff, Univ Coll Cardiff, RCM London
Publications N/A
Recreations rugby, cricket, golf, motoring, travel
Clubs London Welsh Assoc, London Welsh Rugby
Style Owain Arwel Hughes, Esq, CBE
Career conductor; since 1970 has conducted all the UK symphony orchs and their respective choirs, in particular The Hallé, London Philharmonic and The Royal Philharmonic; assoc conductor: BBC Welsh Symphony Orch 1980-86, Philharmonia Orch London 1985-90; musical dir Huddersfield Choral Soc 1980-86, fndr, artistic dir and conductor the Annual Welsh Proms 1986-, creator and musical dir The World Choir (10,000 male voices) 1992; princ conductor Aalborg Symphony Orch Denmark 1995-2000, princ assoc conductor Royal Philharmonic Orch 2003-, musical dir Nat Youth Orch of Wales 2003-10; performances in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Portugal, Hong Kong, Japan and NZ; many TV appearances in concert or special projects incl Mahler Symphony No 8, Requiem series, Holy Week series, Much Loved Music series, 40 anniversary concert of Granada TV (with Hallé and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchs); memb Inst of Advanced Motorists, vice-pres Nat Children's Home; hon bard Royal Nat Eisteddfod of Wales; fell: UC Cardiff, Univ of Glamorgan, Royal Welsh Coll of Music and Drama, Trinity Coll Carmarthen, Lampeter Univ, Univ of Bangor; Hon DMus: CNAA London, Univ of Wales; >ir< incl: Music of Delius (Philharmonia Orch), London Symphony by Vaughan Williams (Philharmonia Orch), Music of Paul Patterson (London Philharmonic), Much Loved Music Vols I and II (Hallé Orch), Carols Album and Hymns Album (Huddersfield Choral Soc), St David by Arwel Hughes (BBC Welsh Orch and Choir), African Sanctus by David Fanshawe (Ambrosian Chorus and Instrumentalists), complete cycle of Holmboe twelve symphonies (with Aarhus Symphony Orch), Handel Messiah (with RPO and Royal Choral Soc), Verdi Requiem (with RPO, Royal Choral Soc and Brighton Festival Chorus), Sullivan Irish Symphony (with BBC Concert Orch), Holmboe Symphony No 13 & Koppel Oratorio Moses da Capo (with Danish Radio Symhony Orch), Ludolf Nielsen Oratorio Tower of Babel (with Danish Radio Symhony Orch), Sibelius Symphony No 1 (with BBC Concert Orch), Rachmaninov Piano Concertos 1, 2, 3 and 4 and Paganini Variations (with Malmo Symphony Orch), Holmboe Orchestral Tone Poems, Brass and Woodwind Concertos, and Chamber Symphonies (with Aalborg Symphony Orch), Borresen Symphony No 1 (Aalborg Symphony Orch), Borresen Violin Concerto (Aalborg Symphony Orch), Borresen Symphonies 2 and 3 (Aalborg Symphony Orch), Horniman Theatre Music (Aalborg Symphony Orch), Norby Orchestral Music (Aalborg Symphony Orch), Rachmaninov Symphonies 1, 2 and 3 (Youth Symphony and Royal Scottish Nat Orch), Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos 1, 2 and 3 (Aalborg Symphony Orch), Choral Classics (Royal Philharmonic Orch), Opera Classics (Royal Philarmonic Orch), Through Gold and Silver Clouds (Camerata Wales), Elgar Symphony No 2 (Nat Youth Orchestra of Wales) and Vaughan Williams (London Symphony Orch), Holst Planets (Royal Philharmonic Orch), Schnittke Symphony 9 and Oratorio Nagasaki Symphony '01 (Cape Philharmonic Orch), Brahms Symphonies 1-4 (Stuttgart Philharmonic Orch), Riisager Benzin (Danish Nat Symphony Orch), Walton Symphonies 1 and 2 (Orchestre National de Lille), Arwel Hughes Orchestral Works (Royal Philharmonic Orch), Holmboe Kairos (Camerata Wales); >ir< Gold medal Welsh Tourist Bd, Communicator of the Year, 2 Gold Discs BPI, Jubilee Award Welsh Music Guild, Guild of Welsh Music Sir Geraint Evans Meml Award 2011
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