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Vincent LAFOURCADE
vincent@concertsparisiens.fr
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THE GESUALDO SIX

Owain Park

The quality of the singing - the blend and bass-anchored balance, the rounded, unforced tone, the control from solo voices - is exhilarating. The Gesualdo Six are the real deal.
GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE
Guy James, countertenor
Joseph Wicks, countertenor
Josh Cooter, tenor
Michael Craddock, baritone
Samuel Mitchell, bass
Owain Park, bass

The Gesualdo Six is an award-winning British vocal ensemble comprising some of the UK’s finest consort singers, directed by Owain Park. Praised for their imaginative programming and impeccable blend, the ensemble formed in 2014 for a performance of Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories in Cambridge and has gone on to perform at numerous major festivals across the UK, Europe, North America and Australia. Notable highlights include a concert as part of the distinguished Deutschlandradio Debut Series, debut at Wigmore Hall in 2021, and collaborations with the Brodsky Quartet, London Mozart Players, Luxmuralis, William Barton and Matilda Lloyd.

The ensemble integrates educational work into its activities, regularly holding workshops for young musicians and composers. The Gesualdo Six has curated two Composition Competitions, with the 2019 edition attracting entries from over three hundred composers around the world. The group have recently commissioned new works from Joanna Ward, Kerensa Briggs, Deborah Pritchard, Joanna Marsh, and Richard Barnard alongside coronasolfège for 6 by Héloïse Werner.

Videos of the ensemble performing a diverse selection of works filmed in Ely Cathedral have been watched by millions online. The group released their debut recording English Motets on Hyperion Records in early 2018 to critical acclaim, followed by a festive album of seasonal favourites in late 2019, Christmas. The Gesualdo Six’s latest recording is an album of compline-themed music titled Fading which was awarded Vocal & Choral Recording of the Year 2020 by Limelight.


OWAIN PARK

Owain Park was born in Bristol in 1993. As well as directing The Gesualdo Six, he maintains a busy schedule of conducting projects with ensembles including the BBC Singers, the Academy of Ancient Music and London Mozart Players. He is also the Musical Director of Cambridge Chorale.

Owain’s compositions are published by Novello and have been performed internationally by ensembles including the Tallis Scholars and the Aurora Orchestra. While at Cambridge University he studied orchestration with John Rutter, before undertaking a Masters degree in composition.

Owain is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists (FRCO), and was awarded the Dixon Prize for improvisation, having been Senior Organ Scholar at Wells Cathedral and Trinity College Cambridge. He was a Tenebrae Associate Artist for two seasons, and has worked with ensembles including The Sixteen, Gabrieli Consort, and Polyphony.

Management france

Vincent LAFOURCADE
vincent@concertsparisiens.fr
+33 (0)1 48 24 16 97
+33 (0)6 68 81 20 08

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