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Steinway & UVic 12 Year Celebration: Arthur Rowe, piano
Sunday, January 19 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Steinway artist Arthur Rowe performs an all-Beethoven program to kick off the School of Music’s 12-year anniversary as an all-Steinway school. 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.
Rowe is a critically acclaimed recitalist, soloist with orchestra and chamber musician. He 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 very first all-Steinway school in 2008 when we acquired 63 new Steinway pianos — 49 uprights for practice rooms and faculty offices, 13 grand pianos for the teaching faculty and rehearsal halls, and a Steinway Concert Grand for the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. 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 family of instruments. Donate online.
A reception will follow the concert.