“one of the finest British pianists of his generation” (Gramophone)
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 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, Liszt, 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.
Charles Owen is a Professor of Piano at the Guildhall School, Guest Professor at RWCMD, Co-Artistic Director of London Piano Festival and was appointed Steinway & Sons UK Ambassador in 2016.
Aug 14, 2021
Rochester, Kent, UK
Solo recital on a Girikowsky Fortepiano (1828) - Schumann, Schubert & Beethoven
Aug 25, 2021
Stoller Hall, Chethams School - 8:30pm
Poulenc, Milhaud with Katya Apekisheva
Sep 15, 2021
50th Birthday Concert, King's Place - 7:30pm
with Simon Callow / Liszt: Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude, Debussy, Chopin, Messiaen, Ravel
Oct 9, 2021
London Piano Festival, King's Place - 19:30
Two-Piano Gala - with Katya Apekisheva, Finghin Collins / Ravel , Beamish, Poulenc
Oct 10, 2021
London Piano Festival, King's Place - 11:00
‘Sounding Symmetry’ with Marcus du Sautoy, speaker / Bach: Goldberg Variations