Emily Owen is a soprano and animateur based in London


Having graduated from Durham University with a First Class Honours degree in Music, Emily Owen went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, completing an Extended Artist Masters with Distinction in 2016 and becoming a GSMD Ensemble Artist Fellow with early music ensemble Ceruleo in 2017/18. She currently studies with Tim Evans-Jones. Emily leads a varied freelance career as a consort singer and soloist, performing regularly with the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, Dame Emma Kirkby’s Dowland Works, Apollo5 a cappella group and Britten Sinfonia Voices and is a regular soprano at St Bride’s Church Fleet Street and the West London Synagogue. She is a Live Music Now musician, alongside her lutenist duo partner James Bramley, and performs regularly in care homes and SEND settings. 

Future performances include

Future collaborations include an ongoing UK tour of Burying the Dead with Ceruleo, a theatre show written by Clare Norburn about the life of Baroque composer Henry Purcell, which will tour to Ryedale Festival, Brighton Early Music Festival and York Christmas Festival in 2019. Emily will also play the role of Iris in the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra’s upcoming European tour of Handel’s Semele, including performances at La Scala and the historically restored Alexandra Palace Theatre. She will also join the Monteverdi Choir in a tour of Purcell, Scarlatti and Carissimi in Russia and South America in the Autumn of 2019. 



26th May, 7.30pm

Barbican Centre, London

Beethoven Symphony No.9
Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra


Alongside her soprano career, Emily is a passionate educator, working as an animateur in the UK and abroad

She is a member of the VCM Foundation education team and leads schools workshops and Young Leader programmes around the UK and across Europe with a cappella group Apollo5.

Emily works as an animateur for The Bach Choir and leads the Baroque Central education project at Handel & Hendrix in London as well as designing and leading workshops in collaboration with the RNIB and Royal College of Music. She is a a choral practitioner for the Voices Foundation and leads teacher training sessions around the UK.

Emily is a visiting singing teacher at Harrow School. She is a qualified ESL teacher, teaching English online for iTutorGroup

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Photography by:

Sandra Vijandi | Handel House

Jamie Wright