Owain Arwel Hughes
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1942
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Owain Arwel Hughes

Owain Arwel Hughes Biography (Wikipedia)

Owain Arwel Hughes CBE (born 21 March 1942) is a Welsh orchestral conductor.

Hughes was born in Ton Pentre, Rhondda, the son of another successful musician, composer Arwel Hughes. He studied at Howardian High School, Cardiff, University College, Cardiff and the Royal College of Music. He studied conducting under Sir Adrian Boult, Bernard Haitink and Rudolf Kempe.

He became well known after a rousing televised performance of William Walton's Belshazzar’s Feast, which won the praise of the composer himself. He later hosted a BBC series, The Much-Loved Music Show. He has also made numerous recordings, including works such as Verdi's Requiem and Handel's Messiah. He has championed less well-known composers, including recording a complete cycle of the symphonies of the Danish composer Vagn Holmboe.

Hughes has been the Chairman of Governors at the John Lyon School, Harrow. Hughes has been married to his wife Jean for over forty years. His son Geraint Hughes is a former sports correspondent for BBC News and currently works for Sky Sports.

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Owain Arwel Hughes Performances

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Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'
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Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'
Alun Hoddinott
Investiture Dances, op.66: 3rd mvt Presto
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Investiture Dances, op.66: 3rd mvt Presto
John Bacchus Dykes
Eternal Father strong to save (naval hymn)
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Eternal Father strong to save (naval hymn)
Vagn Holmboe
Symphony No.8 'Sinfonia Boreale' - iv) Allegro passionato
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Symphony No.8 'Sinfonia Boreale' - iv) Allegro passionato
Vagn Holmboe
Concerto for recorder, strings, celesta and vibraphone (1st movement)
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Concerto for recorder, strings, celesta and vibraphone (1st movement)
Owain Arwel Hughes
Flambards
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Flambards
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Sine nomine - hymn tune (For all the saints)
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Sine nomine - hymn tune (For all the saints)
National Youth Orchestra of Wales, William Mathias & Owain Arwel Hughes
Celtic Dances Opus 60 – No’s 3 & 4
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Celtic Dances Opus 60 – No’s 3 & 4
BBC Welsh S O, Arwel Hughes & Owain Arwel Hughes
Dewi Sant - oratorio
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Dewi Sant - oratorio
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Past BBC Events

Nordic Sounds with the BBC Concert Orchestra Be in the Audience
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Watford Colosseum, Watford
2014-12-15T19:27:20
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15
Dec
2014
Nordic Sounds with the BBC Concert Orchestra Be in the Audience

Nordic Sounds with the BBC Concert Orchestra Be in the Audience

13:00
Watford Colosseum, Watford
Welsh Proms - Romantic Prom St David's Hall 2013-14
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
2014-07-23T19:27:20
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23
Jul
2014
Welsh Proms - Romantic Prom St David's Hall 2013-14

Welsh Proms - Romantic Prom St David's Hall 2013-14

19:30
St David's Hall, Cardiff
Prom 22 Proms 1971
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Royal Albert Hall
1971-08-16T19:27:20
16
Aug
1971

Prom 22 Proms 1971

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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