Pianist Cameron Stowe is a specialist in the study and performance of song recital repertoire. Throughout his career, his work has been led by his passion for poetry and song, and he has received critical praise and numerous awards. Stowe has appeared in concert venues and music festivals in the Far East, Europe, South America, and throughout the U.S. and Canada, playing with some of most prominent concert singers and of his generation, including Randall Scarlata, Susan Graham, Measha Brueggergosman, Danielle DeNiese, Faith Esham, Vinson Cole, Sari Gruber, and Jesse Blumberg.
Since 2008, Stowe has served as a faculty member at Juilliard and chair of the collaborative piano department at New England Conservatory. Formerly a professor at University of Toronto, his festival teaching includes residencies at Aspen Music Festival, Toronto Summer Music Festival, and Vancouver International Song Institute, and he has taught masterclasses for singers and pianists throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Recent educational projects include extensive work with musicologist Benjamin Binder, with whom he creates unique song workshops and summer courses for performers, musicologists, theorists, and literary scholars. Together, they led the Scholarship in Song Performance summer festival at University of British Columbia for four years, where they assembled groups of students and professionals, including Susan Youens, Jane Brown, Richard Kramer, Michael Musgrave, Graham Johnson, Thomas Allen, Ann Murray, and Margo Garrett to encourage cross-disciplinary approaches in the study of song.
In addition to numerous masterclasses and residencies in the Far East, Stowe also served as key-note speaker and artist-teacher at the first Chinese National Conference on collaborative piano, where he worked with piano professors from China’s leading conservatories in developing their academic system for collaborative piano studies.
Stowe holds a doctorate from Juilliard with a specialized focus in song and vocal chamber music. He earned a master’s degree from the Peabody Conservatory and a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College Conservatory. He also studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Académie de Musique de Sion, and Tanglewood Music Center.