Commencing studies on the oboe at 14, Owen has accrued a multitude of musical achievements, establishing a firm foundation for his musical career. Graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium with a Bachelor of Music in Performance in 2015, Owen has been involved with numerous youth and professional orchestras. Particular highlights of his orchestral experiences have been with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, with whom he is a casual musician, his season as Principal Cor Anglais with the Australian Youth Orchestra, and his four years with the Queensland Youth Symphony, touring internationally in 2012, and filling each position of the oboe section over the course of his time there.
Also passionate about the oboe’s solo repertoire, Owen has accrued a number of awards, including the Conservatorium’s Rudolf Pekarek prize in 2014 and 2015, and a prize from the Queensland Double Reed Society’s Open Competition in 2014.
Along with ensemble and solo performing, Owen is keenly interested in education. Having been inspired throughout the course of his degree and time at ANAM by his instrumental educators, and various guest artists, Owen hopes to be involved in education at all levels. Understanding the impact of the mentor-pupil relationship, and the importance of having passionate educators, this forms a fundamental purpose for Owen’s musical pursuit.
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