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Owen Cox

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Position: PhD student Email: CoxOF@cardiff.ac.uk
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Owen's musical career encompasses many aspects of the performance world; he has held positions in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and, as principal, in the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, as well as working with numerous other orchestras including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Northern Sinfonia and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; he has been a member of several quartets whose work has included concerts in the USA, Finland, Belgium and Germany, including a live performance on Netherlands radio, and is currently a member of the Galitzin Quartet who perform in music clubs throughout the UK; he has played many concertos with orchestras as soloist, including 'Autumn' from Vivaldi's Four Seasons with the Halle Orchestra when he was 17, the Tchaikovksy, Bruch, Prokofiev's 2nd, Vivaldi and Bach Concertos whilst as a student at Cambridge, and continues to perform Baroque concertos with students at Nottingham University as part of his Honorary Lectureship there. He will also be performing the Bruch Concerto with the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra in July, 2012.

Owen's education spanned both the performance and academic spheres, having attended Chetham's School of Music, Cambridge University, the Royal Northern College of Music, Northern Illinois University in the USA (where he studied with the renowned violinist, Shmuel Ashkenasi) and continues to combine both worlds as he pursues a PhD in Performance at Cardiff University with Professor Robin Stowell, researching recordings of Beethoven's String Quartets.

Beyond his performance activities, Owen is also a dedicated teacher. He is a violin and chamber music Instructor at Trinity School of Music, Junior Department and the Head of Strings at Ibstock Place School in London. He continues to perform with the Galitzin Quartet and returns to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales during their BBC Proms series as well as working on his performance projects with Nottingham University students.