Mark Rowlinson - bass-baritone
Mark Rowlinson is one of England’s most experienced singers.
But what does experience mean in this instance?
It is not just that Mark has taken part in more than 300 performances
of Bach’s St John Passion and has lost count of the number of Handel
Messiahs he has sung.
Nor is it the breadth of vocal experience from Compostella Pilgrimage music and the Machaut Mass to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Hans Werner Henze.
Mark has been fortunate enough to have produced some 3,000 music broadcasts and a number of CD recordings with world-class artists. A great deal has rubbed off, as it should, with artists of the calibre of Vladimir Ashkenazy, Elisabeth Söderström, Hans Hotter, Amadeus Quartet, Sir Edward Downes, Musica Antiqua Köln, Yo-Yo Ma, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, the Lindsays, San Francisco Symphony, Hallé Orchestra and so on.
So, for example, Mark sings Schubert Lieder against a background of having produced a complete Schubert piano sonata cycle, almost all of his chamber music, all the symphonies, devised a Schubert evening based on his part songs, written the Everyman biography of the composer, and having presented the BBC’s Composer of the Week series on Schubert during his bicentennial year.
I hope you enjoy what you hear on the recordings