Apart from his lifelong work in music (see the 'works' page) Rowland has aquired many skills and is a competant bricklayer and carpenter, a painter and a keen gardener. A collector and restorer of player pianos and reed organs, reproducing pianos
and related instruments and music rolls.
Architecture of all periods, with special interest in that of the nineteenth and early twentienth centuries; former voluntary case worker for the Victorian Society. (Rowland knows more about architecture than music!)
A scholar of the life and works of the composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and author of a dissertation on this subject, 1983, and co-author of the programme note for the British premiere of Korngolds opera, Die Tote Stadt at the South Bank Centre, 1998.
Studied at The Royal College of Music, London, 1979 - 1984 with Phillip Cannon, Joseph Horovitz (Composition) and Ian Lake (Piano). GRSM Hons. 2.1. President of the RCM Students Association, 1982-3 (the Colleges centenary year).