Studied at The Royal College of Music, London, with Phillip Cannon, Joseph Horovitz (Composition) and Ian Lake (Piano). GRSM Hons. 2.1. President of the RCM Students’ Association, 1982-3.
Rowland is an accomplished and experienced conductor and musical director, seeing this as a complement to his work as a composer.
Claire Kitson, Channel 4’s pioneering commissioner of animation, said of Rowland that he was 'one of the two pre-eminent composers for animation in Britain today'.