Classical piano from Victoria BC
Instruments: Piano/Keyboards details
Contact DetailsArthur Rowe
Following his New York solo recital, The New York Times wrote: "The Canadian pianist Arthur Rowe made an immediate and positive impression....before eight bars had gone by, one knew he was capable of vigor without heaviness, energy without excess of drive. It was first-rate playing: a kind of execution tinglingly alive to the shape and contribution of each phrase". Enthusiastic reviews have followed Arthur Rowe's performances in cities across Canada, and the United States, as well as in Mexico, Europe and recently New Zealand. Reviewing a solo recital in London England, THE LONDON TIMES spoke of his "unusual clarity of articulation" and "poetry of expression". THE MINNEAPOLIS TRIBUNE wrote "sparkling piano playing", THE ROME DAILY NEWS, "a dazzling performance", and David Burge, writing in THE SAN DIEGO TRIBUNE said, "Rowe is a marvelous pianist. For him, technical problems simply do not exist, even when he is pushed to the limit by extreme virtuosic demands...he can concentrate all of his considerable talents on vital matters of phrasing, tone and ensemble. A native of Alberta, Arthur Rowe has been the recipient of several awards including Canada's first St. Lawrence Award in Music in 1982. Frequently heard on radio broadcasts, Mr. Rowe has performed in well over 100 concerts for CBC Radio, Public Radio in the U.S. and for the BBC. In Canada he has been heard on radio with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the Winnipeg and Vancouver CBC Orchestras. He has recorded for the Centaur, Crystal, ebs, Innova, GM and Fanfare labels. Performing to critical acclaim as a soloist, Arthur Rowe also regularly collaborates with other musicians in chamber music concerts. He has performed with the Brentano, Cavani, Cleveand, Lafayette, and Miami Quartets, and has been a guest at summer festivals in St. Cere France, Yugoslavia, Interlochen, Courtenay, Santa Fe and Seattle. In addition to his other activities, Mr. Rowe is a founder and artistic director of the Aolian concerts in London, Ontario. Arthur Rowe has held positions at the University of Iowa and the University of Western Ontario, and is currently a member of the faculty at The University of Victoria. He is a frequent guest teacher at other institutions and has given classes at Chautauqua and the Cleveland Institute. Mr. Rowe is a graduate of Indiana University where he studied with Gyorgy Sebok, and of the University of Western Ontario where he studied with Damjana Bratuz.
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