Among the leading conductors through the U.K., Owain Arwel Hughes is becoming aswell known for his interpretations of Danish music for English, and he’s equally in the home in choral functions mainly because orchestral. Although Hughes effectively launched his profession in Britain and Wales, he branched out, both in his performing actions and in his selection of repertory when he approved the post of primary conductor from the Ålborg Symphony Orchestra in Denmark. Hughes quickly became a champ from the music from the Danish composer Vagn Holmboe, documenting a dozen roughly discs of his orchestral music, including all 14 symphonies (the 13 numbered symphonies as well as the unnumbered Sinfonia “In Memoriam”). And in addition, Hughes’ orchestral/choral repertory contains much British isles music — functions by Elgar, Delius, Vaughan Williams, Bax, Britten, Arnold, among others — and an eclectic selection of music by Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Bartók, Shostakovich, Schnittke, and so many more. Hughes has produced over 50 recordings, pass on over many brands, including ASV, BIS, Danacord, Dacapo, Decca, EMI, and Warner Classics. Owain Arwel Hughes was created in Cardiff, Wales, in 1942. His dad was the composer Arwel Hughes. He examined music at Cardiff School with the Royal University of Music in London. Among his instructors had been a quite recognized trio: Adrian Boult, Bernard Haitink, and Rudolf Kempe. Hughes offered as affiliate conductor from the Philharmonia Orchestra in London in the 1970s. From 1980-1986 he proved helpful within the same convenience of the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra. In 1986 Hughes founded the Cardiff Welsh Proms, a annual summer celebration of music that he has offered as artistic movie director ever since. Within the 1980s Hughes also proved helpful as principal affiliate conductor from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Hughes recognized the post of primary conductor using the Ålborg Symphony Orchestra in 1994. A blast of recordings over the BIS label implemented, including the substantial Holmboe routine and some Rachmaninov discs. Hughes departed his Ålborg post in 1999. In 2003 he was appointed music movie director of the Country wide Youngsters Orchestra of Wales. The next calendar year he was honored the name of Officer from the United kingdom Empire and in ’09 2009 he was raised to Commander from the United kingdom Empire. Among Hughes’ afterwards recordings may be the 2008 Dacapo Compact disc of Danish composer Knudåge Riisager’s Benzin as well as other orchestral functions, using the Danish Country wide Radio Symphony Orchestra.
|1||Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, England [December 2008]|
|2||Dr. Hughes was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 Queen's New Years Honours List before being awarded CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2009 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Music and charity.|
|The World Choir||1993||Video conductor|
|Tarka the Otter||1979||conductor|
|The Beacons and Beyond||1979||Documentary short conductor|
|America's Sweetheart: The Mary Pickford Story||1978||Documentary conductor|
|The Lively Arts||1978||TV Series documentary conductor - 1 episode|
|Three Men in a Boat||1975||TV Movie conductor|
|Cybernetica||1972||Documentary short conductor|
|A Day Out||1972||TV Movie conductor|
|Choir Practice||1970||TV Movie conductor|
|The World Choir||1993||Video artistic director|
|The Much Loved Music Show||1978-1982||TV Series||Himself - Presenter|
|The Lively Arts||1978||TV Series documentary||Himself - Presenter|
|The Big Time||1976||TV Series documentary||Himself|
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