33 years old
Yasmin Rowe attended the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, England) where she completed her Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours, Masters of Music with Distinction and also her International Artist Diploma in Solo Performance. She studied with Alexandra Andrievsky, Patsy Toh, Bernard Roberts, Murray McLachlan and Stephen Savage. Since arriving in Australia, Yasmin has also been mentored by Kristian Chong.
Yasmin has received many British music awards, including the Peter Donohoe Piano Award, the Dame Myra Hess Award presented by Help Musicians UK and the Maisie Lewis Young Artists award presented by the Worshipful Company of Musicians. She also released two albums with Willowhayne Records – the first was a solo piano CD in 2016 and in 2017 she collaborated with her cellist Yelian He as the duo Y-squared. In 2021 through ABC Classics, Yasmin recorded ‘And other lines’ by Luke Severn with Briana Leaman and Joseph Lallo.
Concerto highlights include performing Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto in the Ian Roach Hall at Scotch College in 2016, Schumann’s Piano Concerto at Chichester Cathedral (England) in 2017 and Mozart’s K414 Concerto with Pro Musica Orchestra as part of the Scotch College Piano Festival in 2018. Her live radio performances include Vaughan Williams’ On Wenlock Edge song cycle on BBC Radio 3, a solo broadcast for Antena 2 (Portugal) and a Bach and Mozart solo recital for 3MBS as part of their Kawai Australia Live Sessions series.
With performances across Victoria and internationally, Yasmin has played at the Wigmore Hall and Bridgewater Hall in the United Kingdom; the Shanghai Concert Hall, Wuxi Grand Theatre and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in China and in Melbourne-based venues, including the Melbourne Recital Centre, Melba Hall at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Monash University, Montsalvat and fortyfivedownstairs.
Throughout the COVID-19 restrictions, Yasmin performed a solo recital and Q&A session for Monash University’s Sound Gallery Sessions, two Beethoven Sonatas with violinist Wilma Smith, a Mendelssohn and Rachmaninov programme for the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall with her trio Rock Paper Scissors, as well as solo recitals. She is also the pianist with Collide, a trio with saxophonist and conductor Joseph Lallo and cellist Yelian He. In 2021, Yasmin received the Geoffrey Parsons Award.