Trinity Orchestra proudly announces the appointment of eminent conductor Owain Arwel Hughes CBE as the orchestra’s new President.

With a prolific career as a conductor on the global stage, and a resident of Harrow for many years, Owain Arwel Hughes brings a wealth of international experience and local connections to his role, solidifying Trinity Orchestra’s commitment to sharing musical excellence with the community.

The eminent Welsh conductor is widely renowned for delivering compelling and dynamic performances, holding titles including Associate Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra and Principal Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London; Associate Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Principal Conductor of the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Denmark; Principal Guest Conductor of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, South Africa; and Musical Director of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales.

Trinity Orchestra was thrilled to welcome Owain Arwel Hughes to conduct a programme of Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Brahms to great acclaim in October 2022, in celebration of his 80th birthday year. Owain Arwel Hughes will return to the conductor’s podium for first concert of Trinity Orchestra’s new season on 28 September 2024.

Trinity Orchestra Chairman, Adrian Parker, says: “Owain Arwel Hughes is a luminary in the world of classical music, and we are privileged to have him as the President of Trinity Orchestra. His wealth of experience and dedication to musical excellence will undoubtedly inspire our musicians and audiences alike.”

Owain Arwel Hughes says, “I am delighted to become President of Trinity Orchestra, an organisation which makes a huge contribution to the cultural fabric of the Harrow community.”

Owain assumes the presidency from the world-renowned cellist and conductor Paul Watkins. Trinity Orchestra has been hugely grateful for Watkins’ dedication, guidance and endorsement over almost 20 years as President.

Find out more about Owain in this Classic FM feature and BBC interview.