Robert Rowat


Robert Rowat has been a producer at CBC Music since 1997. He specializes in classical music.

Latest from Robert Rowat

Behind the gripping music in the Oscar-nominated animated short The Flying Sailor

‘There's an emotional richness in the performances we recorded,’ says Montreal’s Luigi Allemano, composer of the original score.

Juno nominees 2023: snubs and surprises

From Arcade Fire's unexpected inclusion to celebrating first-timers, here's our take on this year's nominees.

Our 22 favourite Canadian classical albums of 2022

Outstanding records from Marc-André Hamelin, Julia MacLaine, Topaz Duo, collectif9, musica intima, Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà — and others.

10 Canadian artists who broke out in 2022

Get to know the Canadian artists who are up next: Aysanabee, Isabella Lovestory, Softcult, Skiifall and more.

Geoff Nuttall, 1st violinist of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, dead at 56

The New York Times called him 'chamber music's Jon Stewart' for his charisma and sense of humour. A former colleague says ‘his dynamic presence was awe-inspiring.’

30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30, 2022 edition

Meet the young musicians burning up Canada's classical scene.

Justin Bieber and the Junos: a timeline

From prodigy to 'Peaches,' the Canadian musician has seen success on a global scale. But has he always received the recognition he deserves here at home?

Iwan Edwards, Montreal choral conductor and teacher, dead at 84

'A brilliant conductor and teacher who inspired loyalty and conviviality wherever he went,' says one former colleage.

From brimstone to ballroom, musician James Baley prevails to tell a powerful story

The singer-songwriter grew up in a church where being queer was a sin. Now he’s performing in his truth.

How Angela Hewitt gets the most out of her recording sessions

Pro tips from the Canadian pianist whose catalogue on Hyperion Records now exceeds 55 titles.