Owain Arwel Hughes
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1942-03-21
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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. In 1982, he conducted the first performance of Turandot by Puccini, with the original Alfano ending, at The Barbican Centre in London.

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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Past BBC Events

Be in the Audience: Nordic Sounds with the BBC Concert Orchestra
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Watford Colosseum, Watford
2014-12-15T17:41:05
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15
Dec
2014
Be in the Audience: Nordic Sounds with the BBC Concert Orchestra

Be in the Audience: Nordic Sounds with the BBC Concert Orchestra

14:00
Watford Colosseum, Watford
St David's Hall 2013-14: Welsh Proms - Romantic Prom
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
2014-07-23T17:41:05
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23
Jul
2014
St David's Hall 2013-14: Welsh Proms - Romantic Prom

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

19:30
St David's Hall, Cardiff
Proms 1971: Prom 22
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e8d4fx
Royal Albert Hall
1971-08-16T17:41:05
16
Aug
1971

Proms 1971: Prom 22

Royal Albert Hall

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