CONDUCTOR / COMPOSER

COMPOSING

Owain Park: Choral Works / Trinity College Choir, Cambridge with Stephen Layton / Hyperion (2018)

“this is a welcome introduction to a composer of impressive achievement and considerable promise”

BBC Music Magazine, Choral and Song Choice, performance 5 stars, recording 4 stars, November 2018

 

“one suspect[s] that Owain Park is no mere one-minute wonder, but a composer who is going to make a very distinct mark on the British choral tradition”

Gramophone, Awards Edition 2018

 

“[Park] is eclectic in style, drawing on a wide range of different music for inspiration – Gregorian chant, Greek Orthodox liturgy, folksong – but always fashioning something fresh… Warmly recommended.”

Choir and Organ magazine, five stars, November/December 2019

 

Owain Park, Ave maris stella / Gabrieli Consort, ‘A Rose Magnificat’, Winged Lion/Signum Classics (2018)

“At the centre of the disc lie three settings of Ave maris stella, the vespers hymn in honour of the ‘virgo singularis’, the matchless virgin… Owain Park’s [setting] from 2014 imaginatively alternates Britten-esque simplicity with dense harmonies that resolve in a clear sky.”

The Financial Times, four stars, May 2018