Charles Owen

Charles Owen

Wednesday 14 March 2018, 7.30pm

Celebrity Concert

Bach     Goldberg Variations:
Introductory talk and complete performance.

Venue: St Mary's Creative Space, St Mary's Hill, Chester CH1 2DW

Tickets: £15 (Season ticket holders: Free).

Tickets may be purchased at the door, or in advance by telephoning  Ticketsource: 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 fee per booking), in person at the Chester Town Hall Visitor Information Centre, or online at: ticketsource.co.uk/chestermusicsociety

Charles Owen is recognised as one of the finest British pianists of his generation with an extensive series of performances and recordings to his name.

Charles has appeared at London’s Barbican and Queen Elizabeth Hall and regularly gives recitals at the Wigmore Hall and Kings Place. Internationally he has performed at the Lincoln Center, Weill/Carnegie Hall, the Brahms Saal in Vienna’s Musikverein, the Paris Musée d’Orsay, and the Moscow Conservatoire.
His chamber music partners include Adrian Brendel, Nicholas Daniel, Augustin Hadelich, Chloë Hanslip, Julian Rachlin and Mark Padmore as well as the Carducci, Elias, Takács and Vertavo Quartets. In addition he has an established piano duo partnership with Katya Apekisheva (who is performing with us on 14 February – see page 7) with whom he has recorded the duo versions of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Petrushka.

Charles studied in London at the Yehudi Menuhin School, the Royal College of Music with Irina Zaritskaya and later furthered his studies with Imogen Cooper and Valeria Szervánszky. He has won numerous awards, including the Silver Medal at the Scottish International Piano Competition (1995) and the 1997 Parkhouse Award with the violinist Katharine Gowers. A regular guest at many leading festivals such as Aldeburgh, Bath, Cheltenham, Leicester and West Cork , Charles has also performed concertos with the Philharmonia, Royal Scottish National, London Philharmonic and the Moscow State Academic Symphony orchestras.
Charles’ solo recordings include discs of piano music by Janácek, Poulenc and the complete Nocturnes and Barcarolles by Fauré. Together with Natalie Clein, he has recorded cello and piano sonatas by Brahms, Schubert Rachmaninov and Chopin for EMI.

Charles Owen is a Professor of piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

This concert is supported by a Friend of the Celebrity Concerts.

Chester Music Society reserves the right to alter or cancel programmes without notice.