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Discover the greatest composers and performers - past and present – who’ve drawn on, and continued, Wales’ great vocal, choral and instrumental tradition.
The son of composer Arwel Hughes, Owain was born in Cardiff. He is Principal Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and the National Youth Orchestra of Wales. He became well known after a rousing televised performance of William Walton's Belshazzar’s Feast, which won the praise of the composer himself. Hughes is the Artistic Director of the Welsh Proms. He was given an OBE in 2004 and a CBE in 2009. Picture: Richard Johnson
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