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Iwan Owen

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About Iwan

A versatile Pianist for any type of concert or event
Pianist
Manchester

Iwan has recently graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a Master's degree in Piano Performance with distinction. At the RNCM, he studied with Benjamin Frith and won the College's Piano Recital Prize as well as the Shirley Cattarall Award. Iwan has enjoyed much success in national and international competitions; a finalist in Keyboard category at the Royal Over-Seas League Competition in February 2016 and, in 2014, he won first prize at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod and the National Eisteddfod of Wales. He was awarded Gregynog Young Pianist of the Year in 2013 and was also a finalist at the 2012 William Mathias Music Centre Piano Competition in Caernarfon. Iwan has a broad repertoire with a particular affinity for Schubert and Chopin. He has participated in masterclasses given by renowned pianists including John Perry, Peter Frankl, Paul Badura-Skoda, Nelson Goerner, Pascal Rogé, Phillippe Cassard, Vovka Ashkenazy, Kathryn Stott and David Owen Norris. Iwan's main focus is as a chamber musician and accompanist. He has received coaching from Susan Tomes, Peter Cropper, Sara Bitlloch, Jeremy Young, Antonia Koster, Petr Prause, Natalie Klouda, Leonard Elschenbroich and Qian Wu. He has recently joined Ensemble Cymru, an ensemble which brings chamber music to communities in and around Wales. Iwan was also accepted on to the Live Music Now scheme in 2016. Founded by Yehudi Menuhin in 1977, the scheme provides regular performance opportunities to musicians at the beginning of their careers, with particular focus on bringing music to people who do not have the opportunity to attend concerts. Professionalism is key to all of Iwan's activities, and he will bring the same dedication and commitment to musical standard, whether playing a solo or chamber music concert, or providing music to a wedding ceremony or corporate event. Please get in touch with any questions.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Musical theatre, Jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Covers, Pop
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Accompanist
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Customer questions

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

No.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually begin setting up 30 minutes before I start performing.

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

Yes, of course. I will need to make sure the piano is in working order and in tune, and if so I would be happy to play on it.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Yes, of course. I can send you a list of my repertoire, from which you can choose. I am happy to accommodate any specific requests you might have as well.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, if there isn't a good piano at the venue I have my own keyboard and equipment.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes - more than happy to take reasonable requests in plenty of time before the day.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£70
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350

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Seyi S, 11 months ago

We are so happy with the work that Iwan did for us. Iwan played a wide variety of music that was thoroughly enjoyed by the attendees of our Graduation drinks reception. They even made specific song requests and got him to play some songs again! Iwan arrived on time, communicated well with the event’s organiser beforehand and is a lovely person who we would love to have play at one of our events again in the future. We wish him luck in his future endeavours!

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Louise T, 1 year ago

I had the pleasure of hearing Iwan play at Touchstones gallery in Rochdale in November last year when he accompanied baritone Emyr Lloyd Jones. (I organised a series of monthly lunchtime recitals.) It was a lovely hour's entertainment - Emyr has a beautiful voice but Iwan was equally impressive. He's clearly a gifted pianist. His talents shone during that hour. He was a sympathetic accompanist, working with the singer to bring out the light and shade of every piece. He also showed considerable flair in solo piano pieces mid-way through the hour - playing sensitively and also tackling demanding pieces. His fingers flew up and down the keyboard with speed and accuracy. I hope that Iwan can pay a return visit to the gallery before too long.

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