Terry Winter Owens is an internationally published composer of concert music, based in New York City. The titles and narration in her music reflect her long-time interest in astronomy and astrophysics, and often include her English translation of the poems of Rainer Maria Rilke as well as her own poetry. Many of her compositions have won awards in international competition.
Her music has been performed in England, Japan, Canada, Germany, Portugal, Spain, France, Turkey, Laos, Thailand and the US. A CD of her piano music, “Exposed on the Cliffs of the Heart” features 5 piano pieces (1992-1998) performed by Francisco Monteiro for AM&M Records, Portugal. Claire and Antoinette Cann, the English duo pianists have premiered three of her two-piano works and have recorded her Pianophoria #3 for Apollo Records. Her most recent commission was Elegy for Violin and Guitar for Duo 46 and was recorded live in a concert in Istanbul. It will soon be available on a CD of new music.
Owens’s music has been described as "... hauntingly beautiful ... with a magnetic quality which draws both performer and audience into a different world. " The Bangkok Times specially noted the "remarkably evocative sonorities" of her music. The Portuguese Fusões Luso-Inglesas called her music “delicate and intimate (with) remote references to Satie's sound universe …”
Her publishers include Doblinger and Universal in Vienna; Frederick Harris in Canada; Mnemes –Alfiere in Italy; and in the US, Carl Fischer, Galaxy, E.C. Schirmer , C. Alan Publications, Arsis, and Kjos.