Margaret Owens

Margaret Owens

In demand as a performer on historical oboes, Margaret Owens has appeared with many of North America's baroque ensembles, including American Bach Soloists, Apollo’s Fire, Ars Lyrica, Chatham. Baroque, Folger Consort, Handel and Haydn Society, Mercury Baroque, Opera Lafayette, Tafelmusik, Tempesta di Mare, and Washington Bach Consort. She is a member of the chamber music groups REBEL and Kleine Kammermusik (founding member), whose 2017 debut album, "Fanfare and Filigree," has received critical acclaim. Summers see her onstage at the Charlotte Bach Festival, the Staunton Music Festival, and the Amherst Early Music Festival, where she is on faculty. Ms. Owens earned degrees in oboe performance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the Manhattan School of Music, and the City University of New York. Ms. Owens is on faculty in the historical performance institutes of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. An eastern North Carolina native, she lives with her music historian husband and computer science enthusiast son in Northern Virginia.

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