Rowan is a natural musician who can communicate with his audience and convey his passion for the music he’s playing, says his violin tutor at the Royal College of Music, London, where he’s an undergraduate.
Rowan, from Peebles, is currently leader of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and also plays with Camerata Scotland.
In 2005 Rowan won the Kingston-upon-Thames Young Musician of the Year competition as a solo in the concerto class and also as the overall instrumental winner.
He is regularly invited to play solo recitals and to perform with his quartet.
His goal is to become a professional solo performer and for that he needs a good quality violin to match his immense talent and musicality.
How the Award Helped
The Dewar Arts Awards will go towards a performance quality violin for Rowan.