Owen Farr - Horn Tutor and Artistic Advisor
Owen is a welcome addition to the team having been involved with the course for 4 years. He is a wonderfully inventive musician and a great character to have on board.
He is dedicated to improving the pedagogy of the Tenor Horn and is constantly exploring ways of improving teaching methods for the instrument he loves. This can be seen both in the positions he holds in the Birmingham Conservatoire (Lecturer in Brass Scoring and Arranging) and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (Tenor Horn Tutor) and is his work as a Besson clinician where he tours the country raising awareness of the Tenor Horn with his lyrical tone and stunning technical precision.
Owen was extremely pleased to be able to return to the "Land of his fathers" by joining the Buy as you View Band in 2004. Owen is in many ways a musician's musician, combining amazing skill on the instrument of his choice with a passionate urge to know everything about his profession and develop that body of knowledge even further.
The promise of his early talent has blossomed into an assured maturity that ensures Owen's place in the "Front Row" of brass band musicians, soloists and educators for the 21st Century.
Owen Farr is an official Besson tester, involved in the development of Besson tenor horns