Owen joined H&H in 2015 as a trainee on our London tuning round. After nine months he moved to Durham and was put onto the bench, his first project being St Andrew’s Church in Bedford. He quickly moved into the design office, making significant contributions to the organs for Adelaide, Canterbury and Salisbury Cathedrals. When Duncan Mathews stepped down in 2021, Owen was transferred to production. As Projects Manager he is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the company’s organ projects, as well as for technical development.
Owen graduated in 2012 from the University of Cambridge with a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, after which he worked as an acoustic consultant. He was awarded Chartered Engineer status in 2019. He spends much of his free time in our extensive archives and is currently working towards a PhD in the tonal history of the firm. In 2023, Owen was awarded the Terence Pamplin Award for Organology by the Worshipful Company of Musicians. He is a trustee of the Galpin Society and sits on the British Institute of Organ Studies Committee for the Listing of Historic Organs. He has served as editor of Organ Building, the journal of the Institute of British Organ Building.
Owen has a number of academic publications to his name, as well as two critically acclaimed albums of folk music.