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 2017 and becoming a GSMD Ensemble Artist Fellow with early music ensemble Ceruleo in 2017/18. She is coached by Tim Evans-Jones. Emily leads a varied freelance career as a consort singer and soloist, making her solo debut at Teatro alla Scala, Milan playing the role of ‘Iris’ in Handel’s Semele under Sir John Eliot Gardiner and making her Wigmore Hall debut alongside Dame Emma Kirkby in 2019. She features on two CDs of Purcell Odes with The Kings Consort released in 2020/21.
Emily is a soprano at St Bride’s Church Fleet Street and the West London Synagogue and also sings with the Choir of the Enlightenment, The Kings Consort, a cappella group Apollo5 and Dame Emma Kirkby’s Dowland Works. In 2016/17 she participated in the Handel & Hendrix in London Talent scheme including masterclasses with Carolyn Sampson and Laurence Cummings. With her lute and soprano duo Melismata, Emily performs for the charity Live Music Now and Music in Hospitals, taking baroque music into alternative social settings, and as a passionate educator she leads workshops with the VOCES8 Foundation in their outreach work across Europe and is a choral practitioner for the Voices Foundation. She is a visiting singing teacher at Harrow School and Davenies Prep School, holds an AAT qualification in Accounting and is currently training to become a Personal Performance ICF accredited coach with The Coaching Academy. In her spare time she enjoys tending to her allotment and learning new skills!