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Gwyn Owen


Professional Orchestral Experience


  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Principal Trumpet (current)
  • BBC Philharmonic - Principal Trumpet (current)
  • Scottish Opera - Principal Trumpet (2019-2020)
  • Ulster Orchestra - Principal Trumpet (2018-2019)
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - 4th/Utility Trumpet (2017-2018)
  • Scottish Opera - Principal (2015-2017)
  • Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Principal (2016)

Freelance/Extra work

  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (including Guest Principal)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (including Guest Principal)
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Welsh National Opera
  • Sinfonia Cymru
  • British Sinfonietta
  • Welsh Session Orchestra
  • Cinematic Sinfonia
  • Orpheus Orchestra
  • NEW Sinfonia
  • Orion Orchestra

Orchestral Training

  • Southbank Sinfonia – Co-Principal (2017 season)
  • OAE Experience Scheme 2018
  • LSO Brass Academy 2016
  • Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
  • Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra - Principal
  • University of London Symphony Orchestra - Principal
  • National Youth Orchestra of Wales (Principal 2013-2014) & collaborations with BBC NOW

Chamber/Ensemble Experience                                                                                                

  • Total Brass Quintet - frequent guest member
  • Ellis Brass Quintet - Guest Member - Prize Winners in the Jan Koetsier International Brass Quintet Competition, Munich (November 2016)
  • RAM Soloists Ensemble - CD recording - Zemlinsky ‘Six Songs’, Wagner ‘Siegfried Idyll’, (Linn Records)           
  • RAM Symphonic Brass (various roles including Principal Trumpet)    
  • European Youth Brass Band – Linz, Austria (Solo Cornet)
  • National Youth Brass Band of Wales (Principal Cornet in 2011)
  • Beaumaris Brass Band - Solo Cornet


  • Solo Recitals at Colston Hall – Bristol, The Castle – Wellingborough, Powis Hall - Bangor
  • Berio Sequenza X performance at RAM (November 2016), and with Ensemble X.Y (May 2018)
  • Hummel Trumpet Concerto (3rd mvt.) (Live TV broadcast - S4C) with Cardiff Sinfonietta.                 
  • Haydn Trumpet Concerto for RAM Orchestral Conducting Exams                                                


  • Blue Riband Instrumental Award at the National Eisteddfod of Wales  - Winner 2016
  • Worshipful Company of Musicians Brass Ensemble Prize, RAM
  • Royal Academy of Music John Solomon Brass Prize - Commended 2015
  • Urdd Bryn Terfel Scholarship Competition (Live TV broadcast - S4C) Finalist 2014
  • Royal Academy of Music Drummond Sharp Brass Prize - Very Highly Commended 2014
  • Texaco Young Musician of the Year - Semi Finalist  2009                                        
  • Urdd and National Eisteddfod of Wales Brass Solo competitions- Winner

Teaching and Outreach Work                                                                                                       

  • 'InHarmony’ Lambeth - Southbank Sinfonia outreach scheme May-July 2017
  • St. Michael’s C.E. School, Southfields – Students from Year 3-6, up to Grade 5 standard
  • King’s College London – RAM Postgraduate Teaching Scheme
  • Ensemble Cymru, North Wales ‘BachFest’ – Presentation sessions on the trumpet to Secondary School Students.
  • LPO FUNHarmonics ‘Have a Go’ Outreach Session                                                  


  • RAM - Mishcon de Reya Scholarship (Also supported by The James Pantyfedwen Foundation, Craxton Memorial Trust and Countess of Munster Musical Trust Derek Butler Award) 2011 - 2015
  • Robert Alva Memorial Prize (3rd Year BMus)
  • Leverhulme Trust Orchestral Mentorship (Final Year of BMus)


  • Royal Academy of Music London - Master of Arts (Distinction) (2016) First Class BMus (Hons) (2015) LRAM (2017)                  
  • DipABRSM Performance Diploma (2011) 

Teachers:  Mark David, Paul Beniston, Gareth Small, Rod Franks, Rhys Owens, Paul Hughes

Referees: Mark David,  Paul Beniston

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