Meriel Owen enjoys a versatile musical life and is in demand as a pianist and harpist. A student of the renowned composer and pianist, Larry Sitsky, Meriel graduated from the Canberra School of Music in 1990. She resided in the United States from 1995-2006 and during this time was occupied with a variety of activities including attendance at the Aspen Music Festival and School as a student in the collaborative program in 1998, completing a Master of Arts in Theology in 1999, and playing countless weddings and liturgical events. Meriel graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002 with a Master of Music in collaborative piano studying with Rita Sloan. Subsequent recital opportunities have taken her to Washington D.C., Houston, Chicago, Italy and Australia.
Meriel was the 2013 recipient of the Stuart and Norma Leslie Churchill Fellowship for travel to Austria and Germany to undertake further study of harp techniques and repertoire in ensemble. A freelance musician, she performs with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, and Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. As a chamber musician she has performed for Virtuosi Tasmania, the Canberra International Music Festival, Recitals Australia, CSO Recital Series, CSO Australian Series, Sapphire Coast Music Society and Montague Singers Visiting Artist Series.