Gilbert Rowland

Harpsichordist, Musical Artist

1946 –

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Who is Gilbert Rowland?

Gilbert Rowland is a Scottish harpsichordist. His father was second in command to the Viceroy of India during the days of the British Empire.

He studied at the Royal College of Music, under Millicent Silver, and made his debut while still a student at Fenton House in Britain. He has often been heard on the BBC, Radio 3, Capitol Radio and abroad on PBS affiliated stations and other broadcasts across the world, as well as concerts.

The instrument Rowland usually plays is in the late 18th century French style, built in the manner of Pascal Taskin, with a five octave compass of FF to g.

In 1975, Rowland established Keyboard Records for the sole purpose of recording all Domenico Scarlatti's 555 harpsichord sonatas. He has also recorded the harpsichord works of Jean-Philippe Rameau and the complete sonatas of Antonio Soler. He has recorded for Nimbus Records and Naxos Records. Rowland has appeared in recordings and in concert with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.

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Born
1946
Glasgow
Profession
Education
  • Royal College of Music
Lived in
  • Glasgow

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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