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Charles Owen


Charles Owen enjoys an extensive international career performing a wide-ranging repertoire to outstanding critical acclaim. He appears at many major UK venues such as Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, The Sage & Kings Place. Internationally, he has performed at the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York, the Brahms Saal in Vienna’s Musikverein, the Paris Musée d'Orsay, and the Moscow Conservatoire. His chamber music partners include Julian Rachlin, Chloe Hanslip, Augustin Hadelich and Nicholas Daniel as well as the Vertavo and Takacs Quartets.

A regular guest at UK festivals such as Aldeburgh, Bath, Cheltenham, Leicester, Oxford Lieder and Ryedale. He has also performed in Australia at the Perth and Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Townsville. Charles' concerto appearances have included the Philharmonia, Hallé, Aurora and London Philharmonic orchestras. He has enjoyed collaborations with many leading conductors including Sir Mark Elder, Ryan Wigglesworth, Nicholas Collon and Martyn Brabbins.

Charles’ solo recordings comprise discs of piano music by JS Bach, Brahms, Janácek, Poulenc and Fauré. Chamber music recordings include the cello sonatas of Rachmaninov and Chopin with Natalie Clein, the Stravinsky Piano Ballets and Rachmaninoff Suites with Katya Apekisheva and the world premiere of Jonathan Dove's Piano Quintet with the Sacconi Quartet. New releases for 2021 feature Liszt Années de Pèlerinage and Poulenc Complete music for piano duo with Katya Apekisheva.

Charles Owen is Co-Artistic Director of London Piano Festival, Professor of Piano at the Guildhall School, Guest Professor at RWCMD, and was appointed Steinway & Sons UK Ambassador in 2016.

Last updated: Feb 2021