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Charles Owen

Charles Owen is widely recognised as one of the leading British pianists of his generation. He has performed at such venues as the Barbican Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Lincoln Center and Weill/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, Adrian Brendel, and Nicholas Daniel and the Takacs, Vertavo, Carducci and Elias Quartets. He also has a highly successful piano duo partnership with Katya Apekisheva. He studied in London at the Menuhin School, the Royal College of Music with Irina Zaritskaya and Imogen Cooper. He has won numerous awards, including the Silver Medal at the Scottish International Piano Competition and the Parkhouse Award. A regular guest at festivals such as Aldeburgh, Bath, Cheltenham, West Cork and Perth, Australia, he has performed with the Philharmonia, Royal Scottish National and London Philharmonic orchestras. His solo recordings include discs of Janácek, Poulenc and Fauré. Together with Natalie Clein, he has recorded the cello sonatas of Brahms, Schubert, Rachmaninov and Chopin for EMI. He is a Professor of piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.