Owen Gunnell

Since graduating from the Royal College of Music with first-class honours, Owen Gunnell has enjoyed a hugely varied and successful career. As a soloist his appearances have included work with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Macedonian Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonia Viva. He has performed with many of the world's leading composers and conductors, and has premiered new work across Europe, the USA, Mexico, Japan, China and Australia. Owen is one half of the celebrated percussion ensemble O Duo, which has released two critically acclaimed albums, performed in concert all over the world, and has broadcast on TV and radio in over 30 countries. As well as presenting 'regular' concerts, the duo are artistic directors/performers/presenters for Children's Classic Concerts in Scotland - through which they have delivered inspirational performances to over 25,000 children.

Owen is also an experienced teacher, giving masterclasses at the Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Morelia University (Mexico), and classes within various UK Music Festivals (including the Cheltenham and St. Magnus Festivals) and in Australia, the USA (Princeton University), Ireland, Zimbabwe and Italy.