PATRICK OWEN is joining the Portland String Quartet as the newest member. His first performance with the PSQ was at last year’s Chamber Music Course. A versatile cellist, Patrick Owen is in high demand as a recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral player in New England.
As an orchestral musician Mr. Owen has worked as the Assistant Principal Cellist for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra as well as Assistant Principal and Principal Cellist of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra in Boulder, CO. In New England he is a frequent guest performer with the Boston Philharmonic, BMOP, Boston Lyric Opera and Rhode Island Philharmonic.
Having a keen interest in new music Mr. Owen worked closely with Anthony De Ritis on his composition “Sheng” for solo cello and electronics, a recording of which will be released shortly. Other recent premieres include works by William Thomas McKinley and DJ Sparr. Recent recordings include a jazz cd with Cedric Hanriot, Terri Lyne Carrington, John Patitucci and Ben Powell on Harmonia Mundi called “French Stories” and a Klezmer based soundtrack for the documentary film “Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholem Aleichem”
Mr. Owen holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Eastman School of Music, a Masters of Music degree from the Juilliard School and a Doctorate in Musical Arts from Boston University. He has held teaching positions at the South Shore Conservatory and Northeastern University.
Quartet | Dean Stein| Ronald Lantz |
Julia Adams| Patrick Owen