Eduardo Rojas Biography

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 PanAmerican repertoire. His flawless technique, vast knowledge of composition theory and historical background of the works he choses 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.

Eduardo Rojas has performed as soloist works by Beethoven, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Grieg and others with the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, the Bogotá Philharmonic, Valle Philharmonic (Cali, Colombia), EAFIT University Symphony Orchestra (Medellín, Colombia), the Panamá National Symphony Orchestra (Panama City), the American Wind Symphony (Pennsylvania), New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving (Texas), the Great Lakes Symphony Orchestra (Michigan), and the Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra (Wisconsin). His tour with the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra of Colombia was a great success and marked the start of an active relationship between Rojas and Colombia’s system of youth orchestras, the Batuta Foundation.

Eduardo Rojas has represented his native country at various music festivals in Bolivia, Ecuador, Puerto Rico and has been a featured guest artist at the Popayán International Music Festival in Colombia and at the celebrations for Chopin’s 200th birthday at the renowned Luis Angel Arango Concert Hall in Bogotá, Colombia. His recital programs span the gamut of classical European as well as North and South American composers. His uniquely authentic renditions of works by Ástor Piazzolla, Hector Villalobos, George Gershwin and others are always highlights of his solo recitals.

For 2013 Eduardo Rojas returned once more to his home country to perform Piano Sonatas at the 1st Bogota Beethoven Festival and in Summer to present Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto #2 on tour with the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra of Colombia with a grand finale at the New World Symphony Center in Miami, Florida. Another highlight on last year’s calendar was the performance of Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto #5 with the Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra.

Eduardo Rojas has finished recording his first classical album – Beethoven Piano Sonatas Vol. 1 – to be released later this year. He is currently in the studio to record an album of Latin American Art Music featuring composers Heitor Villa-Lobos, Ástor Piazzolla and others.

In addition to his concertizing and recording schedule Eduardo Rojas devotes time to support programs for music education and cultural exchange between North and South America.

Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, Eduardo Rojas began taking piano lessons with his father, Eduardo Rojas, at the age of five. At age thirteen he entered the University of Cauca where he completed his studies under the tutelage of Uruguayan pianist Manfred Gerhardt. In 2005 he was awarded a full scholarship to Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Rojas received his Artist Diploma in 2009 and his Master in Piano Performance in 2011. His piano teachers included Harold Martina, Veda Kaplinsky, Joseph Kalichstein, José Feghali, and Steve Harlos.