Farr, Owen

Owen's involvement with brass music began when he joined Pontypool Brass Band at the age of six and later joined Gwent County Youth Brass Band and the National Youth Brass Band of Wales, progressing to principal horn in both ensembles. In 1995 he became the British Open Junior Solo Champion. Owen was later appointed solo horn for Tredegar, before studying at the Royal Northern College of Music. Six months later, he joined the world famous Williams' Fairey Engineering Band.

Since moving back to Wales, Owen has joined the Cory Band. He also formed Sonar Brass alongside Richard Marshall, Alan Morrison, Nicholas Hudson and Shaun Crowther.

Owen is dedicated to improving the pedagogy of the Tenor Horn and is constantly exploring ways of improving teaching methods. He holds teaching positions at Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Northern College of Music as well as RWCMD, and continues to tour the country raising awareness of the Tenor Horn.