Steve Cowan isthrilled to be giving the first public concert at one of St. John's newest and most exciting establishments, Bannerman Brewing Co.
He’ll be playing a couple of solo guitar sets, featuring music from my new album, "Arctic Sonata", as well as some classics by Bach, Weiss, Piazzolla, and perhaps an original composition or two!
Come out for an afternoon pint of some delicious craft beer in a beautiful location, and treat your ears to the rich and delicate sounds of classical guitar :)
3:30PM, May 19, 2019
PWYC (suggested donation $10-$20)
Canadian guitarist Steve Cowan has performed and taught extensively throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe. His critically-acclaimed debut album, "Pour guitare", features exclusively Canadian music and has helped to establish him as "one of Canada's top contemporary classical guitarists" (Classical Guitar Magazine). He has commissioned several new works for guitar and given world premieres in major cities such as Paris, Toronto, and New York.
The 2018-2019 season will include Steve's orchestral debut as a soloist with Ensemble del Arte in Germany, a duo tour of the Atlantic provinces with guitarist Adam Cicchillitti, and the release of a new album with the EMEC discos label in Madrid. The album will feature lesser-known 20th century repertoire as well as the premiere recording of "Arctic Sonata" by Gulli Björnsson, which was premiered by Steve at the Toronto Guitar Weekend in 2016.
Steve has won awards at 9 major national and international performance competitions, 7 of which are first prizes. A distinguished teacher, he has given public masterclasses at the University of Victoria, McMaster University, Conservatorium van Amsterdam, the Royal Danish Academy of Music, and more. Steve is originally from St. John's, Newfoundland, and holds degrees from Memorial University, the Manhattan School of Music, and is currently pursuing Doctoral studies at McGill University in Montréal.