Principal Trumpet – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Owen is currently Principal Trumpet with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, a position which he has held since mid 2019. Prior to this he was Principal Trumpet with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra from 2016.

Owen has had extensive orchestral experience including performing as guest Principal Trumpet with the Australian World Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Owen has also performed with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and with other chamber groups such as the Australian Brass Quintet, Omega Ensemble and Sydney Brass.

Owen also enjoys performing concertos regularly with orchestras and bands across the country and internationally. Some of these experiences include performing concertos with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Youth Orchestra, Adelaide Wind Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Sinfonia and Seraphim Trio. Owen also performed the Haydn Trumpet Concerto with the Sydney Youth Orchestra on their 2017 International Tour to Europe.

A passionate educator, Owen enjoys teaching at institutions such as the University of Adelaide Elder Conservatorium of Music , Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). In addition to this, Owen teaches privately and also offers masterclasses to other universities and ensembles.

Owen plays: 
– Bach Model 229 Philadelphia C Trumpet
– Bach Stradivarius 37G Bb Trumpet
– Bach Stradivarius New York Model #7 2008 Bb Trumpet
– Bach Stradivarius New York Model #7 2009 Bb Trumpet
– Bach Stradivarius Model 236 D Trumpet