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Yasmin Rowe

Yasmin Rowe

Yasmin Rowe graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in the UK with a BMus First Class Honours, MMus with Distinction and an International Artist Diploma in solo performance. Her teachers were Alexandra Andrievsky, Patsy Toh, Bernard Roberts, Murray McLachlan and Stephen Savage.

Yasmin has been a frequent recipient of British music awards including the Myra Hess award, the Peter Donohoe Piano Award and the Maisie Lewis Award from the Worshipful Company of Musicians.

Yasmin’s first CD was released in 2016. It was the BBC Music Magazine Editor’s Choice in September – “A thrilling recording of Bach’s Second Partita on the Willowhayne Records label… Yasmin Rowe has a keen sense of line and voicing…” and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet wrote “Music played with conviction, love and authenticity.”

Her second CD, a collaboration with award-winning cellist Yelian He, as the duo ‘Y-squared’, was released in 2017, again with Willowhayne Records.

Yasmin has enjoyed playing in wonderful venues in Victoria such as the Melbourne Recital Centre, the Ian Roach Hall at Scotch College, Monash University, Melba Hall at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Montsalvat Barn Gallery, and Fortyfivedownstairs, to name a few. She has also appeared in many other venues around the world including the Wigmore and Bridgewater Halls in the UK and the Shanghai Concert Hall, Wuxi Grand Theatre and Beijing Forbidden City Concert Hall in China.

Her live radio performances include her BBC Radio 3 debut in 2014 in a performance of Vaughan Williams’ song cycle On Wenlock Edge with the Zelkova quartet and tenor Nick Pritchard, a solo broadcast for Antena 2 in Portugal in 2016 and a solo Bach and Mozart recital on 3MBS Radio in Melbourne in 2019 for their Kawai Live series.

Concerto highlights include a performance of Beethoven’s Emperor in the Ian Roach Hall, Scotch College in 2016, the Schumann piano concerto at Chichester Cathedral, UK, to a packed audience in 2017 and Mozart’s K141 concerto in 2018 as part of the Scotch College Piano Festival. She was also delighted to be a member of the adjudication panel for the festival’s piano competition.

Recent projects include three, live, online, lockdown concerts in 2020. These were a solo recital and Q&A session for Monash University’s Sound Gallery Sessions, two Beethoven sonatas with the renowned violinist Wilma Smith and a programme of Mendelssohn and Rachmaninov as the pianist with her trio ‘Rock Paper Scissors’ for the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall. Yasmin is also the pianist with the trio ‘Collide’, with Yelian He and the saxophonist, conductor and lecturer Joseph Lallo. They are highly active in Melbourne with lots of exciting plans to infuse new music, as well as the classics, with fresh life, colours and energy.

When she is not busy playing, Yasmin enjoys reading, Zumba, hanging out with her Bernese Mountain dog, Blue, and spending quality time with family and friends.