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Owen Farr

Job Role: Tenor Horn Tutor

Department: Brass

Honours: BA, PPRNCM


Born in Pontypool South Wales, Owen has developed from playing tenor horn in his local village band to gaining global recognition as the world’s foremost leading tenor horn virtuoso soloist.


Following on from six successful years with the Fairey Band and eleven years with Cory, Owen is now touring the world as a soloist and clinician exposing the tenor horn to a much wider global audience.

In addition, Owen is proud of his continued dedication to the profession of teaching acknowledged through his long-standing roles as Tenor Horn tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and as the International Tutor at Salford University. He is also a tutor for the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, National Childrens Brass Band, Fermanagh/Tyrone Summer School and the International Brass Band Summer School.

Owen frequently travels internationally for performances and is currently principal horn with the world-famous Band of Battle Creek (USA) in addition to playing principal horn for the highly acclaimed Tubular Brass (UK).

He strongly endorses Besson Musical Instrument products travelling to their manufacturing factory in Germany to test and quality control all tenor horns before sale. Owen performs on a Besson Prestige 2050G together with an Owen Farr Alliance 2 mouthpiece.

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