Arthur Rowe

Arthur Rowe

Canadian pianist and Steinway Artist Arthur Rowe enjoys a career as a critically acclaimed recitalist and chamber musician. He has recorded with various artists for the Crystal, ebs, Innova, GM and Fanfare labels. A highly respected chamber musician, he has performed widely throughout North America. In 2004 The Harrington String Quartet, Arthur Rowe, and Cleveland Orchestra Concertmaster William Preucil joined forces in New York, for a performance of Chausson’s Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, later reviewed by Harris Goldsmith as a “reading that rivaled the benchmark recordings by Franzescatti/Casadesus/Pascal, and Heifetz/Sanroma/New Arts.”

In 2007, the Centaur label released an all-Schubert recording by Arthur Rowe (available on Apple Music). Fanfare magazine’s review says, “Rowe’s reading (of the posthumous B-flat Sonata) is one of the most beautiful I have heard…The D. 899 Impromptus are equally impressive…his purling right-hand runs recall Schnabel’s velvety sound…every harmonic change is underscored by a delicate nuance of color change. This kind of expression cannot be taught; it is in the bloodstream and the soul.” Arthur Rowe joined the University of Victoria in 1992, where he is a Professor of Piano and Collaborative Piano. He is also the Artistic Director of the Victoria Summer Music Festival.