Described by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the finest British pianists of his generation”, Charles Owen has enjoyed an extensive international career performing a wide ranging repertoire to outstanding critical acclaim. Charles’ concert activities are diverse and extensive, encompassing solo, concerto and chamber music appearances. He has performed in many of Britain’s leading concert halls including the Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall and Symphony Hall, Birmingham.? Internationally, he has appeared at the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York, Vienna’s Musikverein, the Paris Louvre, the St Petersburg Philharmonic and the Moscow Conservatoire.?He has recorded for EMI Classics for Pleasure and SOMM recordings. His first solo disc for Somm, featuring the piano music of Leos Janá?ek is listed as a “key” recording in the 2004 edition of The Penguin Good CD Guide. His highly acclaimed disc of works by?Poulenc was selected as Editor’s Choice in the June 2004 edition of Gramophone and was subsequently nominated for a Classical Brit
Award in 2005. His most recent recording for EMI Classics for?Pleasure, with Natalie Clein, of Cello and Piano sonatas by Brahms and Schubert won a Classical Brit Award in 2005.
FAQ for the Concerts
- Anyone interested in attending the Lunchtime concerts must book a ticket or apply to be on the wait list to attend.
- You will need to print or show an electronic ticket and leave it in the basket by the entrance when entering the concert venue.
- You will be asked to apply hand sanitiser when you enter the Great Hall.
- When you enter the Great Hall, we will ask that you fill in from the front row and use the one-way system as you move through the room to leave.
- A programme will be available on each chair and we ask that you wear your mask when you enter and leave the Great Hall/Read Lecture theatre.
- You will be advised when you may remove your mask when the concert starts.
- Please don’t move any chairs even if you have created social support bubble – the chairs will be placed in bubbles of 1
- If you don’t have a ticket due to track and trace, we are unable to allow you into the concert.
- If you are unable to attend the concert, please cancel your ticket so that others may register
- Anyone who has attended the concert and displays COVID-19 symptoms within the 48-hour period following their visit should inform the Blyth Centre
If you can’t make the concert, you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home, via our Lunchtime Concert Live Stream.