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Owain Arwel Hughes

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.[1][2]

He became well known after a rousing televised performance of 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 previously been the Chairman of Governors at the John Lyon School, in Harrow - one of the country's top independent day schools. A dedicated family man, Hughes has been married to his wife Jean for over 40 years. His son, Geraint is a familiar face to sports fans. He is a former Sports Correspondent for BBC News and currently works for Sky Sports.


  • Appointments 1
  • Publication 2
  • Discography 3
  • Awards and honours 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Hughes's former and current appointments include:[3]


  • Hughes, Owain Arwel (2012). Owain Arwel Hughes: My Life in Music. University of Wales Press. Autobiography  


Johannes Brahms, Complete Symphonies, with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, label Quartz, released in 2006

Awards and honours


  1. ^ "Conductor Owain Arwel Hughes publishes his autobiography". Wales Online. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Owain Arwel Hughes". BBC. 
  3. ^ "Owain Arwel Hughes CBE – Biography". Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 58929. p. 7. 31 December 2008.
  5. ^ "Honorary Degrees". University of Wales. Archived from the original on 25 September 2006. 
  6. ^ "Graddedigion er Anrhydedd / Honorary Graduates" (PDF). University of Wales. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "2007 Honorary Fellows". Bangor University. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "About Lampeter Chamber Orchestra". Lampeter Chamber Orchestra. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 

External links

  • Owain Arwel Hughes - Official website
  • World Concert Artist Directory - Owain Arwel Hughes
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