Owen Young, cello
Owen Young joined the BSO in August 1991. He has appeared as concerto soloist with numerous orchestras, as well as in the Tanglewood, Aspen, Banff, Davos, Sunflower, Gateway, Brevard, and St. Barth’s music festivals. He is a founding member of the innovative chamber ensemble Innuendo. Mr. Young’s performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio, WQED in Pittsburgh, WITF in Harrisburg, and WGBH in Boston. He has performed frequently with singer/songwriter James Taylor, including the nationally televised concert “James Taylor Live at the Beacon Theatre” in New York City. Mr. Young was formerly on the faculties of the Boston Conservatory, the New England Conservatory Extension Division, and the Longy School of Music; he is currently on the faculty of Berklee College of Music, and is active in Project STEP (String Training and Education Program for students of color).
Mr. Young earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Yale University. His teachers included Elinor Osborn, Michael Grebanier, Anne Martindale Williams, and Aldo Parisot. He was a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow in 1986 and 1987. After winning an Orchestra Fellowship in 1987, he played with the Atlanta Symphony in 1988 and with the Boston Symphony in 1988-89. He was a member of the New Haven Symphony in 1986-87 and of the Pittsburgh Symphony in 1989-91. As a member of the BSO, he holds the John R. Cogan, Jr. and Mary L. Cornille chair, endowed in perpetuity.