Owain Arwel Hughes

Biography

Born: 1942; Cardiff, Wales  
This internationally popular and very active British conductor made his debut with Japan's Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra in 1992. In 1995, he was appointed principal conductor of the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra. He is currently the assistant conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a frequent guest conductor with all the major British orchestras and with orchestras throughout Europe. Hughes has Read more interpreted a wide range of symphonic literature with special emphasis on British music and choral compositions. He has often led concerts for TV and radio broadcast. Two recordings for the EMI label have earned Hughes gold records and he has participated in several projects, including his recordings of the complete symphonies of Vagn Holmboe with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra. In 1986, as artistic director, Hughes initiated the very popular Welsh Proms in Cardiff. Read less
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  • 1.
    Holst: The Planets / Hughes, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Label: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Catalog: 013 Release Date: 09/09/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Holst,  Colin Matthews
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Last Night of the Proms / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Label: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Catalog: 009 Release Date: 09/09/2016   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  John Philip Sousa,  Benjamin Britten  ... 
    Performer:  Lucy Parham
    Conductor:  Philip Ellis,  David Arnold,  Robin Stapleton,  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Nordic Concertos / Frost
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 2123 Release Date: 02/10/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anders Hillborg,  Bernhard Henrik Crusell,  Karin Rehnquist,  Vagn Holmboe
    Performer:  Martin Fröst
    Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen,  Arie Van Beek,  Petter Sundkvist,  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Östgöta Wind Ensemble,  Swedish Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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    Classics For The People Vol 1 / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94982 Release Date: 10/28/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Richard Wagner,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Sir Edward Elgar  ... 
    Performer:  Wynne Evans,  Donald Maxwell,  Deborah Norman
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes,  Philip Ellis,  Nick Davies
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Goldsmith's Choral Union Choir
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    Essential Carols
    Label: Cct   Catalog: 5162 Release Date: 10/09/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Traditional,  William James Kirkpatrick,  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Patrick Hadley  ... 
    Performer:  Francis Grier,  Gareth Morrell,  Ian Hare,  Stephen Varcoe  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger,  Sir David Willcocks,  Richard Hickox,  Eric Ericson  ... 
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    Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 4, Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini / Ogawa, Hughes
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 975 Release Date: 06/19/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Performer:  Noriko Ogawa
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malmö Symphony Orchestra
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  • 7.
    100 Best British Classics
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 27315 Release Date: 05/22/2012   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Thomas Tallis,  John Goss,  Charles Villiers Stanford  ... 
    Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré,  Hugh Bean,  Gerald Moore,  Dame Janet Baker  ... 
    Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury,  Sir Philip Ledger,  Sir David Willcocks,  Sir Adrian Boult  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Cambridge King's College Choir,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields  ... 
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    Owain Arwel Hughes Conducts Much Loved Music / Halle Orchestra
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 62008 Release Date: 01/04/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Malcolm Arnold,  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Giuseppe Verdi,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Jean Bell,  Roger Rostron,  Pamela Coburn,  John Dickinson  ... 
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra,  Hallé Orchestra Chorus
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    Arwel Hughes: Anatiomaros / Hughes, Royal Philharmonic
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1674 Release Date: 07/26/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arwel Hughes
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Vaughan Williams: Christmas Carols / Owain Arwel Hughes, Cardiff Festival Choir
    Label: Griffin   Catalog: 4072 Release Date: 11/09/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Traditional,  Lewis H. Redner,  Brian Brockless
    Performer:  Robert Court
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cardiff Festival Choir
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    Best of British - The Nation's Favourite Classical Music
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 31600 Release Date: 09/28/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Gustav Holst,  Sir Edward Elgar,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  David Nolan,  Robert Cohen,  Paul Beniston,  Mair Jones  ... 
    Conductor:  Vernon Handley,  Simon Rattle,  Norman Del Mar,  Sir Charles Mackerras  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi of England
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    Walton: Symphony No 1 & 2 / Hughes, Orchestra De Lille
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1646 Release Date: 07/27/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir William Walton
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
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    Holmboe: Kairos / Hughes, Wales Camerata
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1596 Release Date: 12/08/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Vagn Holmboe
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Wales
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    Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No 1, Symphony No 9 / Hughes
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1727 Release Date: 07/28/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Performer:  Albert Combrink,  Christopher Cowie,  Sharon Bezaly,  Grant Brasler
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cape Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Best Wedding 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 64262 Release Date: 06/16/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frideric Handel,  Claude Debussy,  Camille Saint-Saëns  ... 
    Performer:  Markus Klinko,  Ian Brown,  Christopher van Kampen,  Susan Tomes  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Reginald Kilbey,  Sir John Barbirolli,  Stephen Cleobury  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble,  Vienna String Sextet Members,  Ensemble Berlin  ... 
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    Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 2;  Mathias: Celtic Dances
    Label: Divine Art   Catalog: 24135 Release Date: 05/12/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  William Mathias
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Youth Orchestra of Wales
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    Fanshawe: African Sanctus, Salaams / John Lambert, Owain Arwel Hughes, Et Al
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 426055 Release Date: 02/10/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  David Fanshawe
    Performer:  Terry Emery,  Martin Kershaw,  Gerry Butler,  Alan Parker  ... 
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes,  John Lambert
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers
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    Vaughan Williams: Hymns / Hughes, Court, Cardiff Festival Choir
    Label: Griffin   Catalog: 4063 Release Date: 07/29/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Anonymous
    Performer:  Robert Court
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cardiff Festival Choir
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    Riisager: Benzin / Hughes, Danish National Symphony
    Label: Dacapo   Catalog: 6220527 Release Date: 05/27/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Knudage Riisager
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
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  • 20.
    Best Carols 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 10371 Release Date: 11/06/2007   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Traditional,  William James Kirkpatrick,  Henry Walford Davies,  Patrick Hadley  ... 
    Performer:  Francis Grier,  Jeremy Blandford,  Barbara Hendricks,  Hermann Prey  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger,  Sir David Willcocks,  John Rutter,  Andrew Parrott  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir,  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra  ... 
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  • 21.
    Elgar - The Collector's Edition [30-Disc Set]
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 03603 Release Date: 11/06/2007   Number of Discs: 30
    Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar,  Charles Hubert Parry,  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Hugh Bean,  David Parkhouse,  John Ogdon,  Herbert Sumsion  ... 
    Conductor:  Vernon Handley,  Sir Charles Groves,  Sir John Barbirolli,  Sir Edward Elgar  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  Allegri String Quartet  ... 
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    Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos, Etc / Hughes, Marshev, Et Al
    Label: Danacord   Catalog: 586 Release Date: 10/23/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Oleg Marshev
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
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  • 23.
    Through Gold And Silver Clouds - Delius, Elgar, Etc
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1589 Release Date: 07/24/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Holst,  Frederick Delius,  Peter Warlock,  Arwel Hughes  ... 
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Wales
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    Schnittke: Nagasaki, Symphony No 0 / Rupert, Hughes, Et Al
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1647 Release Date: 05/29/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Performer:  Henneli Rupert
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cape Philharmonic Orchestra,  Cape Town Opera Choir
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    Rachmaninov: Three Symphonies / Hughes, Royal Scottish NO
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1665 Release Date: 03/27/2007   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
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