Owen: Cellist ·
Teacher · Writer
Owen enjoys an international career. She
was a member of the Filarmónica de las Americas in Mexico
City, Solo-Cellist of the Scottish Baroque Ensemble in Edinburgh and
Principal Cellist of the National Symphony Orchestra of South Africa
in Johannesburg. As soloist and chamber musician, she has toured the
Southern African Continent and South America and has recorded for
the Dutch Radio, the South African Broadcasting Corp., Radio France,
Cablevision TV, TCI Cable TV and German Television.
She has performed at the Berlin Wall on the 10th anniversary of its
destruction, was a presenter at the World Cello Congress III, and is
a National Honorary Member of Sigma Alpha Iota, America’s most
prestigious music fraternity.
She is an Artistic Consultant for the Tomastik-Infeld String Co. in
Vienna, and the Kronberg Academy in Germany, and has taught at the
Oxford Cello School in England. In 2002 Ms. Owen was a judge for the
Violin Society of America’s International Violin making Competition.
As a music journalist and critic, she has published over 100
articles in the British magazine, The Strad, as well as Strings
magazine and the American String Teachers Journal. She has been “on
assignment” in England, France, Italy, Russia, the Czech Republic,
Germany, most recently China, and South Africa. Her first book, a
biography of cellist Bernard Greenhouse, was published in 2001 to
critical acclaim and is currently writing a book on cellists for
Oxford University Press.
She is also the Executive Director of the Bellport concert series,
South Country Concerts