|March 19, 2016||Grieg Piano Concerto with the Flower Mound Symphony||Trietsch United Methodist Church
Flower Mound, TX
|May 5-7, 2016||Asia Pacific International Piano Competition
Guest artist (Master Class), Recital and Judge
|May 20 & 23, 2016||Scriabin Piano Concerto in F# minor Op. 20
Philharmonic Orchestra of Cali
Colombia’s celebrated classical music star, virtuoso pianist Eduardo Rojas, is renowned for his delicate touch, colorful tone and the deep musicality with which he delivers his powerful, fiery renditions of European and Pan-American repertoire. His flawless technique, vast knowledge of composition theory and historical background of the works he chooses to present, earn him the admiration and respect of fellow musicians and critics while his big heart, courage and humanity win him the love of his audiences. Read More…
La gran estrella colombiana de la música clásica, el pianista y virtuoso Eduardo Rojas, es reconocido por su gran sensibilidad y sonoridad musical, con las cuales le da vida a sus enérgicas interpretaciones del repertorio europeo y panamericano. Admirado por sus colegas y críticos por su técnica impecable y vasto conocimiento musical e histórico de las obras que interpreta, su gran corazón, intrepidez y humanidad igualmente le han ganado el gran afecto de sus audiencias. Lee mas…
Kolumbiens stolzer Kulturexport und Star der klassischen Musik, Eduardo Rojas, ist wohlbekannt für seinen delikaten Ausdruck, seinen facettenreichen Ton und seine tiefgründige Musikalität mit denen er mächtige, feurige Aufführungen europäischer und panamerikanischer Komponisten darbietet. Kritiker und Musikerkollegen bewundern und respektieren ihn für seine fehlerlose Klaviertechnik, seine Einsicht in Kompositionstheorie und seinen enormen Wissensschatz zur Musikgeschichte. Sein Publikum liebt ihn für seine Großherzigkeit, Courage und Menschlichkeit. Lies mehr…
Basically Beethoven Festival: Classical music: Pianist, soprano shine at Basically Beethoven
Along with our lawns and gardens, Dallas’ classical-music scene pretty much dries up in the heat of July and August. But the Fine Arts Chamber Players’ free Basically Beethoven concerts, now at the Dallas City Performance Hall, have proved blessedly heat-resistant. Devotees did a good job of filling the hall Sunday afternoon to hear pianist Eduardo Rojas, and, in a “rising star” recital, soprano Audra Methvin. I certainly haven’t attended every concert in the last 15 years, but this was the first solo-piano recital I remembered in the July series. It was also the first in my memory to include dancers.
A native of Colombia with an already impressive résumé, …. He’s clearly a pianist with considerable skill and force of personality.
In Beethoven’s first piano sonata, in F minor (Op. 2, No. 1) Rojas didn’t hesitate to shift tempos to different textures, giving generous time for new material to sink in… Full story
Theater Jones Review: Shades of Tango | Evolution Tango | Courtyard Theatre Plano - Tango is the Star
While it is easy to be seduced by tango dancing’s sensuality and energy, it was rewarding to see that the show featured the music itself. Stellar performances were displayed by virtuoso pianist Eduardo Rojas (concert pianist and music director), Mark Landson on violin, and Esteban Rojas on bass. Roberto Furlong, father of dancer George Furlong, an accomplished musician, played acoustic guitar solos. Several of the instrumental pieces, such as ‘Desde el Alma’ by Osvaldo Pugliese (Argentina, 1905-1995) and ‘Libertango’ and ‘Adiós, Nonino’ (piano solo by Rojas) by Astor Piazzola (Argentina, 1921-1992) were performed without dancer accompaniment, brilliantly placing the spotlight on the virtuosity of the musicians and the music itself. Particularly rich were the sounds of Furlong’s guitar solos, and emotionally arresting the piano solo by Rojas, Landson on violin and E. Rojas on bass.
The last word goes to the musicians whose virtuosity elevated this show to even higher ground. This is the trio of Rojas, Rojas and Landson’s fourth year of association with Evolution Tango. They wowed the appreciate audience; Eduardo Rojas’ passionate solo rendition of Piazzola’s eulogy to his father, Adios, Nonino, had the crowd on its feet in a mid-concert ovation.
In a brief pre-concert interview I asked Eduardo, a Colombian-born, Texas Christian University-trained classical concert pianist, his opinion of Piazzolla’s music. As connoisseur readers will recall, Piazzolla was a controversial figure in his day, accused by traditionalists of “destroying” tango music. “Piazzolla is contemporary, modern; he broke the traditional harmony schemes. He introduced classical elements to tango music and counter points from jazz. He is the perfect mix of intellect and feeling. His passionate music reaches people at a deeply emotional level. His driving beat takes you on an emotional journey.” And Rojas, a rising international figure, did just that. Full story
La Tercera: Pianista colombiano Eduardo Rojas sorprendió en concierto de Universidad Mayor, Santiago de Chile La Tergera, Chile
Eduardo Rojas is a Bosendorfer artist