Critically acclaimed recitalist and Steinway artist, Arthur Rowe, performs an all-Beethoven program. Works will include Beethoven’s Six Bagatelles Op. 126, Sonata in A Major, Op. 101 and Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 106 (Hammerklavier), widely viewed as one of the greatest piano sonatas of all time and one of the most demanding solo works in the classical piano repertoire.
A recitalist, soloist with orchestra and chamber musician, Rowe has been heard regularly on radio broadcasts in Canada and the United States, and has recorded with various artists for the Crystal, ebs, Innova, GM and Fanfare labels. A highly respected chamber musician, Rowe regularly collaborates with artists and chamber ensembles across North America. He is Professor of Piano at the University of Victoria and Artistic Director of the Victoria Summer Music Festival.
The UVic School of Music became Canada’s first all-Steinway school in 2008 when we acquired 63 new Steinway pianos. Our students, faculty, guest performers and concert goers have been appreciating the beauty and quality of these incredible instruments ever since. Proceeds from this concert will benefit our Steinway Legacy Fund, dedicated to the enhancement and expansion of our valuable collection instruments.
A reception will follow the concert.
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Arthur Rowe (Classical piano)
Following his New York solo recital, The New York Times wrote: "The Canadian pianist Arthur Rowe made an immediate and positive impression....before eight bars had gone by, one knew he was capable of vigor without heaviness, energy without excess of drive. It was first-rate playing: a kind of execution tinglingly alive to the shape and contribution... more info