Owen Murray ACCORDIONIST
 
News
05 October 2017
 
Accordion Dat RAM
Accordion Open Day FREE ENTRY

Thursday, 05.10.2017 13:05,
David Josefowitz Recital Hall, RAM

Free, no tickets required.
For further information please email accordion@ram.ac.uk

Head of Accordion Owen Murray gives a talk on the Accordion Department, career possibilities and repertoire development to prospective students. Young accordionists will also have the opportunity to play and receive advice on how to further their development. Anyone wishing to play should email the above address. Teachers are also welcome, and everyone attending is invited to the Accordion Recital in the David Josefowitz Recital Hall at 1.05pm.

 

Accordion at the Royal Academy of Music from Royal Academy of Music on Vimeo.

Video: Copyright the Royal Academy of Music. For more details see
http://www.ram.ac.uk/departments/accordion

 

 
07 June 2017
 
Conservatorio Fausto Torrefranca
Owen will be giving masterclasses at the Conservatorio Fausto Torrefranca in Vibo Valentia, Italy, from 13th to 16th June 2017
 
 
25 March 2017
 
University website
Owen will hold masterclasses at the 'Juraj Dobrila University of Pula' on April 3/4/5
 
 
10 November 2016
 
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Jonathan Dove
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
 
Jonathan Dove
     
Owen's life's work has been to establish an identity for the classical accordion. To be able to collaborate with a musician of his distinction is an unmissable opportunity to create a landmark in the history of this instrument".
 
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
 
     
Sir Peter died just as he was about to begin work on the concerto - a commission, he told close friends just before he died, he very much wanted to complete.

The concerto will now be composed by Jonathan Dove with a dedication to Sir Peter. The world premiere will be given by Owen Murray and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in the 2018/19 concert series.
 
 
7th October 2016
 
 
Owen Murray will give a Masterclass
at the Conservatorio di Musica S. Cecilia,
Rome, 20th. 21st, 22nd October 2016
 
 
Masterclass info - scroll to page 2 and 3
   
   

The Royal Academy of Music has a new website,

with a page for the
Accordion Department. Access this here.

 
 
   

 

Owen will play at the Castelfidardo International Accordion Festival on 19 September with the Derazey String Quartet. The festival will run from 17 to 20 September 2015.

LINK to the Festival website

   
 
Click photo of Owen to access an 11 minute interview on the PIF page (bottom)
 
You Tube interview
 

Patrick Nunn (Escape Velocity) - Italian premiere

Watch clip on YouTube
 
Gerardo Gozzi (new work) World Premiere
   
Poul Ruders (Serenade on the Shores of the Cosmic Ocean)

Watch 2nd mov on YouTube
   
The works by Patrick Nunn and Poul Ruders are dedicated to Owen Murray.
 
PAST EVENTS
CHINA: 5-12 August 2014

Owen will be adjudicating at the
Harbin Accordion Art Week
from 5 to 12 August.2014.
Harbin Summer Music Concert
Owen with a group of Tutors during the week in Harbin. (click this small picture for an enlargement)
 
Photos of Owen giving his masterclass during the week in Harbin.
 
Leckie Memorial Church
 
Interior, Leckie Memorial Church
 
 
 
 
Peebles Orchestra website

SPRING CHARITY CONCERT for CHRISTIAN AID

Saturday, 17 May 2014 at 7.30pm
PEEBLES ORCHESTRA

Conductor: Robert Dick
Owen Murray – accordion
Gary McLeod – guitar



An exciting programme featuring the unusual pairing
of accordion and guitar with orchestra framed
by two iconic works by Schubert.


Schubert – Overture ‘Claudine von Villa Bella
Gordon Jacob - Accordion Concerto
Piazzolla - Double Concerto for bandoneon and guitar
Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez
Schubert – Symphony No. 3


Saturday 7.30 p.m. May 17th 2014
The Leckie Memorial Church, Peebles

Tickets £10 (School Child £1)
From Robb’s Key Store, Peebles
Or by post from Mrs C. R. Garnett.
Glenternie Lodge, Manor Valley, by Peebles EH45 9JN
Cheques to ‘Peebles Orchestra’

Download a PDF of the concert - Location Map

14 December 2013

Genesins Academy
December 20103

Gnesins Concert Hall
Moscow Bayan Festival

Gnesins Russian Academy of Music

Invitation for

Owen Murray, accordion and
Emerald String Quartet

Two Russian Premieres:
Patrick Nunn -
Escape Velocity
and
Paul Ruders -
Serenade on the shores of the
cosmic dream

May 2013
Owen Murray's student Martynas Levickis lands a DECCA contract

MUSIC
'Lithuania's Got Talent' winner gets UK contract

By Anthony Barnes
An accordionist who won Lithuania's Got Talent and covers a Lady Gaga hit has landed a British record deal. Martynas Levickis, 22, who is a world champion on his instrument and a graduate of London's Royal Academy of Music, has become the first accordion player to be signed by Decca Classics and says he aims to bring the keyboard to a wider audience. The repertoire on his album Martynas, to be released in the sum- gious talent after his godfather gave him a tiny accordion as a child. He said: "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Decca and bring the accordion to an ever larger audience."
 

Genesins Academy
December 2010
Owen just got back from the Moscow Accordion Festival where he was awarded the coveted Silver Disc at the closing ceremony at the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music. It was a lovely moment for him, he informs us. They have promised to send a photo which we shall publish once received.
   
 
Sounds New Festival website
21 May 2011
Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival in Canterbury
on Saturday 21 May 2011
- ACCORDION DAY
Owen will run a workshop for composers on how to write for accordion in the morning, his students will give a lunch time concert, there will be an afternoon session, a workshop for accordionists and teachers, and an evening concert where he will play with his ensemble Waves. It will be their debut concert. The programme will include works by Gubaidulina, Nunn, and Ruders 'Serenade on the Shores of the Cosmic Ocean'. It's a super programme.
   
   
Dutch Treat - November 17th - Information from the RLPO website
Nov 17th 2010

Ensemble 10/10

Dutch Treat
Wednesday 17 November 2010 7:30 pm
The Cornerstone, Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus

Owen will be performing in 'White Eagle' by Martijn Padding.

The concert will be repeated in the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival,
21 November 2010, Venue: St Paul's Hall, University of Huddersfield, Time 17:00.


June 17th 2010
 
   
 
Owen's student Amadej Herzog wins RAM Club Prize - 16th June 2010.

Read More here
 
March 2010
BBC Radio 3 Schedule
Friday,
19th March
15:25



We mentioned that Owen recorded  ’Fairy-Tales’ by Vaclav Trojan with the BBC Concert Orchestra. It was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Friday, March 19th.
A CD will at some point be available from the BBC Concert Orchestra site.

Listen Again link is no longer availab;e.

Owen Murray, accordion
BBC Concert Orchestra
Barry Wordsworth, conducting

 
January 2010
 
Owen Murray: Accordion Guru... Read/print the PDF... read the PDF (4.5 MB) - (click thumbnail)
7 pages - 4.5MB (please wait while it's loading) .......................recently published, English and Italian.
in the Italian Magazine: 'Strumenti & Musica' (September No.8 and December No.9) 2009 editions.
 
December 2009
Owen has recorded  ’Fairy-Tales’ by Vaclav Trojan with the BBC Concert Orchestra. It will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and a CD will be available from the BBC Concert Orchestra site soon. When details of the broadcast are available, we'll link.
 
 
December 2009
Owen has just formed an ensemble called ’Waves’. The Ensemble consists of accordion, strings, guitar woodwind, voice and percussion. This will be able to embrace all chamber works written for accordion and an interesting repertoire of transcriptions. The first project will be to record Poul Ruders ’Serenade on the Shores of the Cosmic Ocean2005 Review "The Independent" (end paragraph) and Patrick Nunn ’Escape-Velocity’. Both works dedicated to Owen Murray.
 
 
December 2009

Owen has formed a Duo with Royal Academy of Music professor of Viola, Jim Sleigh.