Clive R. Owens

Violin

Liverpool. U.K. Year joined: 2007

Clive Owen was born and raised in Liverpool, in the U.K., and has degrees in electrical and control engineering from the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester. Clive followed a career in consumer goods manufacturing with Unilever, Mars Inc. & Cadbury Schweppes PLC in both the UK and USA, where he has lived in California, Pennsylvania and Illinois. After private violin tuition during his school years, Clive gained many years of experience playing in a range of musical environments, covering most of the standard orchestral and choral repertoire, as well as chamber music, opera and musicals. He has been a member of the Gulf Coast Symphony since 2007.

Other orchestral experience in amateur and professional groups in the past include:

  • University of Liverpool Orchestra
  • Liverpool Mozart Orchestra
  • City of Chester Symphony Orchestra
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • D’Oyly Carte Opera
  • Royal Festival Ballet
  • Capistrano Valley Symphony (CA)
  • South West Florida Symphony Orchestra
  • Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra

Clive retired in 2004 from Cadbury Schweppes PLC as Global Operations Director. He and his wife Elizabeth have homes in Gloucestershire, England and Naples, Fl., where they spend the winter season.  He is an active tennis player and enjoys cars and motorbikes.

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