Robert Rowat


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

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The best music to stream right now, according to Vivian Fung

From jazz tuba music to Cambodian metal, here's the music that's been getting the Canadian composer through the pandemic.

Bader and Overton Canadian Cello Competition moves online due to COVID-19

8 young cellists will vie for more than $30K in prizes, and the public can watch live on CBC Music.

Watch OSM musicians perform together for the 1st time since the COVID-19 pandemic began

For their happy reunion, they played Ravel's 'Le jardin féerique' under the direction of Thomas Le Duc-Moreau.

Looking to support Canada's classical musicians? Here are 15 new releases to buy or stream

Highly recommended for your listening pleasure — and to give our classical recording artists a much-needed boost.

Thousands of music students will now do their final practical exams online

For the 1st time in 134 years, the Royal Conservatory of Music will not test students in person.

His international violin career was taking off, then the COVID-19 pandemic happened

'For me, personally, it's been revolutionary,' says multiple prize winner Timothy Chooi.

Here are the winners of the 2020 National Choral Awards

They were announced on May 17 by Choral Canada and CBC Music.

What does COVID-19 mean for Canadian choirs and choral workshops?

'When this is over, our operations will not go back to normal,' says Michael Zaugg, who runs the Choral Art program at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

What it's like to be confined with a trombonist

They're all smiles but Karina Bharne, spouse of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's bass trombonist, admits 'it can be a little much.'

Favourite Spaces: Sondra Radvanovsky guides us through her rural refuge

'I can sing here and only the deer and wild turkeys can hear me,' says the famed soprano .

The best Canadian duets

Iconic songs for isolating in 2s: Leonard Cohen and Judy Collins, Drake and Rihanna, Peaches and Iggy Pop.

Watch this meticulous, COVID-era piano cover of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

"It's music now that will help keep everyone smiling," says Calgary’s Thomas Yu.

We asked a music therapist how to relieve anxiety caused by social distancing

‘You can use music to access emotions and liberate them.'

Cooped up at home? Here are 6 cool classical concerts to watch right now

Enrich your alone time by streaming these recent performances by Canadian musicians.

Did you know that Canada's Governor General is nominated for a Juno Award?

Julie Payette sings in the soprano section of the Ottawa Bach Choir.