Bryan G. Rowe is a Baltimore native. He began his piano study at age five and composed his first composition at age six. Bryan received a scholarship to study organ at The Peabody Conservatory Preparatory School while in secondary school. He graduated from Lebanon Valley College of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, and most recently from The Graduate Theological Foundation with a doctorate in Sacred Music. His experience in that program led him to studies abroad at Salisbury Cathedral in England as well as Oxford University.
Bryan is an accomplished composer. His pieces are scored for piano, organ, orchestra, as well as choirs. His anthem, “Beatitudes,” had its European debut in 2000 in Ely, Salisbury, Canterbury, and St. Paul’s Cathedrals. “Beatitudes” is written for eight-part choir, violin solo, and four dancers.
Bryan has performed nationally and internationally as a pianist, organist, and choral conductor. His international performances include a tour of Europe which included a solo organ recital at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London (featured on his soon to be released CD, Bryan G. Rowe LIVE!) and his national performances have included five recitals at Washington’s National Cathedral, Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, and numerous concerts in Memphis, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Recently, Bryan expanded on his ever-growing musical endeavors by teaming up with Phil Munds, Principal Hornist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, to create the stirring work, Spiorad. Spiorad, (Spirit in Gaelic), takes the listener to the rolling hills and green valleys of the British Isles whilst guiding them toward a sense of peace. Both Bryan and Phil have ancestral links to Scotland and England.
Bryan is a prolific recording artist. His compilation of live organ performances is due out in May 2008; simply entitled Bryan G. Rowe LIVE!, the CD features monumental works of Bach, Durufle, Franck, and Karg-Elert as well as several of the Rowe’s original compositions. His other albums include Spiorad, Songs of the Soul, ‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime, and The Call. Summer 2008 brings Rowe and Munds together again for a new album entitled The Tree of Life.