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
Holmboe: Symphonies No 1, 3 & 10 / Hughes, Aarhus So
Release Date: 09/09/1994   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 605   Number of Discs: 1
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Holmboe: The Complete Symphonies / Hughes, Aarhus So
Release Date: 11/19/1996   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 843/846   Number of Discs: 6
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Holmboe: Concertos No 8 & 10, Etc / Hughes, Aalborg So
Release Date: 09/30/2003   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 917   Number of Discs: 1
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Schnittke: Nagasaki, Symphony No 0 / Rupert, Hughes, Et Al
Release Date: 05/29/2007   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1647   Number of Discs: 1
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Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No 1, Symphony No 9 / Hughes
Release Date: 07/28/2009   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1727   Number of Discs: 1
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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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    The Fire That Breaks From Thee / Marshall-luck, Hughes, Bbc Concert Orchestra
    Label: Em Records   Catalog: 23 Release Date: 09/09/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robin Milford,  Charles Villiers Stanford,  Gustav Holst
    Performer:  Rupert Marshall-Luck
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
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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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    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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    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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  • 10.
    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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    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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    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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    Elgar;  Hoddinott / Hughes, Wales National Youth Orchestra
    Label: Divine Art   Catalog: 25045 Release Date: 11/21/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar,  Alun Hoddinott
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Youth Orchestra of Wales
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    Holmboe: Chamber Concertos, Beatus Parvo / Arwel Hughes
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1176 Release Date: 03/01/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Vagn Holmboe
    Performer:  Noriko Ogawa,  Martin Fröst,  Gordon Hunt
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aalborg Symphony Orchestra,  Danish National Opera Choir
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    Holmboe: Concertos No 8 & 10, Etc / Hughes, Aalborg So
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 917 Release Date: 09/30/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Vagn Holmboe
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
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    Rachmaninov: Symphony No 1, Etc / Hughes, Scottish National
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1309 Release Date: 05/27/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
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    Rachmaninov: Symphonies Vol 2 / Hughes, Royal Scottish
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1299 Release Date: 07/16/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
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    Rachmaninov: Symphony No 2 / Hughes, Royal Scottish National
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1279 Release Date: 06/18/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
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    Trombone Concertos From The North / Christian Lindberg
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 888 Release Date: 02/15/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Kalevi Aho,  Lars-Erik Larsson,  Vagn Holmboe,  Christian Lindberg
    Performer:  Christian Lindberg
    Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä,  Arie Van Beek,  Owain Arwel Hughes,  Jean-Jacques Kantorow
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra,  Östgöta Wind Orchestra,  Aalborg Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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