Robert Rowat


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

Latest from Robert Rowat

This Vancouver jazz label is thriving during the pandemic

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Cellar Music Group begins its biggest year yet, says label owner and president Cory Weeds.

'Oh hell ya': musicians react to Pixar Studio's Soul

The animated feature about a jazz musician is striking a chord for its accurate portrayal of performance and the artistic imperative.

21 songs turning 20 this year, from Glenn Lewis, Nelly Furtado, Nickelback, and more

'The Hamster Dance' to 'Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk': let's travel back to 2001

16 disco songs that added sparkle to this lacklustre year

Fabulous music from Kylie Minogue, k-os, BTS, Shawn Mendes, Jessie Ware and others.

Ludwig van Beethoven's best 2 minutes

What is LVB's most inspired musical moment? Some of Canada's top classical musicians weigh in.

10 years ago, composer Ann Southam bequeathed $14M to the Canadian Women's Foundation. This is how it helped

The composer, who died in 2010, 'cared passionately about making a positive change for women and girls,' says Paulette Senior, the foundation's president and CEO.

Dave Young: 9 valuable lessons I've learned during my life in jazz

80 years old with a new album out, the revered bassist shares some wisdom on building a successful jazz career.

The Weeknd will headline the 2021 Super Bowl halftime show

'I'm humbled, honoured and ecstatic to be the centre of that infamous stage.'

Stewart Goodyear: 5 pieces that changed my life

From Maurice Ravel to James Brown, here's the music that shaped the classical pianist.

Canada's classical musicians react to the sudden death of Yehonatan Berick, 52

The violinist, who died on Oct. 31, was 'a truly brilliant musician' and 'an all-round mensch.'