Rowan Hamwood

Flutist, Improviser, Composer

Rowan is a flautist at home in many styles, with output ranging from Jazz to classical styles, with a more recent focus on New music and Contemporary Improvisation. Rowan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz from the Queensland Conservatorium as well as being an ANAM graduate and is recently returned from completing a Cycle de Specialisation in Contemporary Music Performance with reknowned flutist Mario Caroli.

 

Rowan has featured as a soloist with the QYS, Strasbourg Conservatoire contemporary music ensemble and in the festival MUSICA young composers program. He has also been an invited to play at the SoundSCAPE, and BIFEM festivals. He has also played recitals in France, Germany Italy, Canada and Australia.

 

As well as being an active solo performer, Rowan is an engaged and exciting chamber musician, having performed in numerous groups, most notably Petrichor with harpist Jess Fotinos and Violist Alexina Hawkins. Petrichor were the recent recipients of the John and Rosemary Macleod travelling scholarship and as such were recently able to travel to the Banff Centre and La Rochelle to undertake mentorship and residencies.

 

In the past Rowan has learned from Patrick Nolan, Tina Marsden and Margaret Crawford, as well as playing in Masterclasses for such notable flautists as Emmanuel Pahud, Felix Renggli Davide Formisano and Patrick Gallois.

 

Rowan is the laureate of numerous prizes and scholarship includes an Ian potter cultural grant, as well as being a finalist in the Q music original Jazz composition competition, James Carson Memorial Flute prize, and the National Flute Competition in Canberra.