Described as “an elegant musician whose strong, crisp sense of rhythm under-pins his colourful interpretations” (American Record Guide), the Canadian guitarist Steve Cowan has performed throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and New Zealand. International highlights from recent seasons include concerto performances with Ensemble Del Arte (Germany), the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (New Zealand), and two solo albums with HR Recordings (Spain).


2nd Prize at the 2023 GFA International Ensemble Competition

In June 2023, Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan took home second prize at the Guitar Foundation of America’s International Ensemble Competition (IEC). Click below to view the preliminary and final round performances.

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Steve joins the CGQ!

As of fall 2022, Steve is a member of the renowned Canadian Guitar Quartet – an ensemble that has been active since 1999. The group presents a robust mix of clever new arrangements of classical masterworks alongside bold new works for guitar quartet – most often penned by past and present members of the ensemble. […]

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The live@CIRMMT Performance Series includes performances that highlight the artistic research output of CIRMMT (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology). Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan teamed up with Edu Meneses, designer of the Guitar Augmented Musical Instrument, and Olivier Lassu, director, to produce two new videos of music for guitar and electronics.

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La guitare au camp musical du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean

Date: August 4, 2024
Venue: Camp musical du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean
Saguenay, QC

CGQ at the Wakefield Guitar Festival

Date: August 16, 2024
Venue: TBC
Wakefield, QC
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Sonatine: M. RAVEL Watch
Habanera – T. ADÈS Watch
Prelude & Allemande – S.L. WEISS Watch
Arctic Sonata – Voyage – G. BJÖRNSSON Watch
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