Robert Rowat


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

Latest from Robert Rowat

Good vibes only: 6 songs for an instant mood boost

From Carly Rae Jepsen to k-os, a playlist to help you hit reset on your brain.

'I've never written about heartbreak before': Peach Luffe hits pause on the happy songs

The band from Toronto is known for its cheerful alt-pop. That’s about to change, according to bandleader Jong Lee.

20 Canadian songs turning 20 this year

From Shania Twain's 'Up!' to Sum 41's 'Still Waiting,' it's a 2002 party.

10 Canadian artists who broke out in 2021

From viral hits to winning big prizes, this crop of new artists made their mark on music this year.

Canada's top 21 classical albums of 2021

Outstanding records from ARC Ensemble, Emily d'Angelo, Angela Hewitt, James Ehnes and others.

The secret to pianist Bruce Liu's Chopin Competition win? Spontaneity

'I was really trying to find new things until the last minute that I was backstage,' he says.

Ottawa cellist Bryan Cheng wins 2nd prize at the Geneva International Music Competition

He also won the audience prize and the student prize, bringing his winnings to $19,630.

Canada's Bruce Xiaoyu Liu has won 1st prize at the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition

6th prize went to 17-year-old JJ Jun Li Bui of Toronto.

Inside the mysterious world of Canadian chillhop

This popular genre of ambient music has exploded on streaming services — and some of its key practitioners are based right here in Canada.

Does 'niche' Canadian music need its own video streaming platform?

The creators of think so, and they're getting ready for a 'tsunami of interest' when the website launches on Oct. 14.