Robert Rowat


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

Latest from Robert Rowat

Meet the pianist who's doing the job of an entire orchestra (and conductor!) on a Puccini opera tour

David Eliakis is the music director of Against the Grain Theatre's touring production of La bohème.

How to ace your audition for the National Youth Choir of Canada

Pro tips from Jean-Sébastien Vallée, the NYCC's conductor for 2020.

This podcast episode looks at Indigenous appropriation in Canadian art music

The Canadian Art Song Project welcomes Marion Newman and Ian Cusson for a compelling discussion.

Clara Schumann essentials: 5 pieces you should know

A quick guide to one of the 19th century's great pianist-composers on the 200th anniversary of her birth.

30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30, 2019 edition

Meet the next generation of classical music stars.

Here's the classical music you should be listening to this summer

Six recent albums from Canadian artists to discover during the coming dog days.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin's Philadelphia Orchestra receives $55 million donation

'Words are simply not enough to express my heartfelt gratitude,' says the Canadian conductor

Why this is the year to cross Angela Hewitt's Umbrian music festival off your bucket list

Gorgeous music (and food and wine and scenery) in the heart of Italy? 'It is pure magic,' she says.

Organist and choral conductor Patrick Wedd has died

He was director of Montreal's Tudor Singers and a church musician of distinction.

Louis Lortie on work–life balance, figuring out Fauré and avoiding Netflix

The Canadian pianist, who turned 60 in April, is on a hot streak.

Karina Canellakis conducts unrehearsed Tchaikovsky after OSM soloist Daniil Trifonov suddenly falls ill

A stressful debut for the star conductor, but the show must go on.

This video of 2 trombonists playing Bach in a basement is oddly satisfying

For a quick DIY video, it's pretty good!

Here's everything you need to know about Shawn Mendes' new single

"If I Can't Have You" includes nods to Toronto and British band the 1975.

Is Alexandra Stréliski pop or classical? You decide

“I don't pretend to be doing classical music,” she says, and yet she's burning up the classical charts.

Watch the classical showcase from the 2018 Juno Awards

Missed the live webcast? You can watch the whole thing right here.