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Richard Owen Bio

Richard Owen (conductor) has a busy career as a pianist, organist and conductor. Following conducting studies in Vienna Austria, Maestro Owen was invited by Kurt Masur to guest conduct a reading with the New York Philharmonic and later became a cover conductor there. Mr. Owen is currently Music Director and conductor of Camerata New York Orchestra and has collaborated with artists such as Alec Baldwin, Alvin Ailey and Aprile Millo in concerts in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. From 2005-7, Maestro Owen was a conductor at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. Mr. Owen was also a visiting conducting associate at the San Francisco Opera and has conducted, among others, the Belgrade Philhamonic, the Duisburg Symphony, the Duesseldorf Symphony, the Staatskapelle Symphony Weimar, the Monterrey Symphony, the Rzeszow Philharmonic, the Silesian Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the Pacific Symphony, the Baltic Opera and the Jacksonville Symphony. He has been a music director of the Bleecker Street Opera, the Amore Opera and the Delaware Valley Opera. Mr. Owen graduated from Dartmouth College, where he was a recipient of a piano scholarship and studied piano, accompanying and conducting at the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Owen resides with his wife, a professional cellist and three sons in Brewster, New York.