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Laurinel Owen: Cellist  ·  Teacher  ·  Writer

Laurinel 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


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