Owen Murray GRAM, Dip RAM (Copenhagen) Hon RAM, is British accordionist and professor.
Born in Edinburgh, he studied with Mogens Ellegaard at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, graduating with the Diploma in 1982. He played many recitals, both in the UK and overseas. He has a recording entitled "On the Wings of the Wind". Owen is the son of Chrissie Leatham and the grandson of Peter Robertson Leatham. Chrissie Leatham was one of Scotland's greatest accordion players and teacher to many of Scotland's best known musicians including Kenny McGinty, Simon Thoumire, Phil Cunningham,Ian McPhail, Sandy Brechin and Jim Johnstone to name but a few. Peter Robertson Leatham (who has a CD called Melodion Greats)was a highly acclaimed melodeon player in the nineteen twenties. Owen Murray was also instrumental in their musical education.
Murray is the Head of Classical Accordion at London's Royal Academy of Music since 1986.