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Owain Arwel Hughes

In a career spanning 40 years, Owain Arwel Hughes has conducted and recorded with many of the world’s leading orchestras. He has held the titles of associate conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra and of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, principal conductor of the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and principal associate conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Acclaimed for his direction of large scale choral works, Owain Arwel Hughes had a highly successful six-year period as conductor of the world-famous Huddersfield Choral Society. As founder and artistic director, he is the driving force behind the success of the Cardiff Welsh Proms, one of Britain’s major music festivals.

Owain Arwel Hughes’s long-standing relationship with BIS has resulted in a large number of highly acclaimed recordings, notably the complete symphonies and other works by both Vagn Holmboe and Rachmaninov. In his current position as principal guest conductor of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra he has recorded Schnittke’s Symphony No.9 [BIS-CD-1727] and the world premières of Schnittke’s oratorio Nagasaki and Symphony No.0 [BIS-CD-1647].

Owain Arwel Hughes’s contribution to music has been marked with honorary doctorates and fellowships at nine universities and conservatoires. In 2004, in recognition of his services to music and charity, he was awarded an OBE and in January 2009 he was the recipient of a CBE.

For further information please visit Owain Arwel Hughes's website.

Arwel Hughes - Anatiomaros
BIS-1674 CD
Walton - The Symphonies
Schnittke - The Ten Symphonies
BIS-1767 CD
6 CDs for the price of 4
Holmboe - Kairos, sinfonias for strings
BIS-1596 CD
“Urgently recommended." Fanfare
Schnittke - Concerto grosso No.1 & Symphony No.9
BIS-1727 CD
Through Gold and Silver Clouds
BIS-1589 CD
Rachmaninov - The Three Symphonies
BIS-1665 CD
3 CDs for the price of 2
Holmboe - Concertos for Piano, Clarinet and Oboe; Beatus Parvo
BIS-1176 CD
Holmboe - Orchestral Concertos
BIS-917 CD
Rachmaninov - Symphony No.1 and Prince Rostislav
BIS-1309 CD
Rachmaninov - Symphony No.3
BIS-1299 CD
Rachmaninov - Symphony No.2
BIS-1279 CD
Nordic Trombone Concertos
BIS-888 CD
Holmboe - Concertos for Recorder and Flute
BIS-911 CD
Holmboe - Four Symphonic Metamorphoses
BIS-852 CD
Horneman - Theatre Music
BIS-749 CD
Rachmaninov - Piano Concertos No.2 & No.3
BIS-900 CD
Holmboe - Brass Concertos
BIS-802 CD
Holmboe - Complete Symphonies
BIS-843 CD
6 CDs for the price of 4
Holmboe - Symphonies No.11, 12 & 13
BIS-728 CD
Holmboe - Symphony No.2
BIS-695 CD
Holmboe - Symphony No.8 & 9
BIS-618 CD
Holmboe - Symphonies No.3, 1 & 10
BIS-605 CD
Holmboe - Symphonies No.6 & 7
BIS-573 CD
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