Eduardo Rojas - Classical Piano Rebel

Piano Masterpieces

"Pueblito Viejo" - Eduardo Rojas plays Latin Favorites

Colorful, passionate piano solo renditions of the grandest Latin American art music

In his second piano solo release Eduardo Rojas brings the giants of Latin American art music to life. Classical compositions of Heitor Villa-Lobos, Alberto E. Ginastera, Manuel M. Ponce and Ernesto Lecuona are presented next to Ástor Piazzolla's incomparable Tangos and the ubiquitous Latin mainstay "Joropo" by Moisés Moleiro. As a special treat for fans of Latin piano music Mr. Rojas presents his own arrangements of Colombian folk-anthems "La Gata Golosa" and the album's title track "Pueblito Viejo". For his performance instrument Eduardo Rojas opted for a concert proven specimen of the venerable Bösendorfer 290 “Imperial” for its clear singing tone, wide range of colors and colossal dynamic range. The piano was prepared for the recordings by master Bösendorfer technician Doug Parsons. Executive producer: Edith Letz, Cover photo: J. Michael Potter. Produced and engineered by Oliver Letz. ©2015 EL8ED Artists, LLC - all rights reserved.

Eduardo Rojas plays Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Vol. 1

Trial by Fire

For his first classical piano solo release Eduardo Rojas - Colombian’s premier concert pianist - chose the quintessential challenge: Ludwig v. Beethoven’s incomparable Piano Sonatas.

"A road less traveled” appears to be the red thread guiding the listener through this album. Aside from the virtuoso mainstay Sonata #8 “Pathétique” in C Minor Rojas’ eclectic selection includes the sparkling youthful charm of Sonata #1 in F Minor, the boastful fun of #9 in E and the battle between agony and hope of #27 in E Minor. His trademark enthusiastic, focussed and emotional presentation of Beethoven’s music has garnered him much applause and international acclaim in live performances. Now it is available for the first time in recordings for a wide audience to enjoy. For his performance instrument Eduardo Rojas opted for a concert proven specimen of the venerable Bösendorfer 290 “Imperial” for its clear singing tone, wide range of colors and colossal dynamic range. The piano was prepared for the recordings by master Bösendorfer technician Doug Parsons. Executive producer: Edith Letz, Cover photo: J. Michael Potter. Produced and engineered by Oliver Letz. ©2015 EL8ED Artists, LLC - all rights reserved.

My first love is music -
then comes the piano, then ...
Eduardo Rojas.

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Video: El Choclo - Tango for Three

LIVE at the Basically Beethoven Festival Dallas

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Video: Exquisite Moments

LIVE at the Basically Beethoven Festival Dallas

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Video: Eduardo Rojas plays Gershwin

Three Piano Preludes

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Video: Eduardo Rojas plays Rachmaninoff

Prelude in B flat Major, Op. 23 No. 2

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Video: Eduardo Rojas plays El Choclo

by Ángel Villoldo - piano arr. by Eduardo Rojas

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Video: Eduardo Rojas plays Frédéric Chopin

Valse in A-flat, Op. 69, No. 1 "L'Adieu"

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Video: Valentine's Day 2014

Ludwig v. Beethoven: Für Elise

Eduardo Rojas currently resides in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Eduardo Rojas is a Bösendorfer Artist. He plays the 290 "Imperial" concert grand piano.
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The only time I am truly alive is on stage in front of my audience
Eduardo Rojas.

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To unite European, North- and Latin-American traditions of music has been a life-long desire of mine.
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What the world has to say...

Basically Beethoven Festival: Classical music: Pianist, soprano shine at Basically Beethoven

by Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News, July 13, 2014

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...

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Theater Jones Review: Shades of Tango | Evolution Tango | Courtyard Theatre Plano - Tango is the Star

by Teresa Marrero, Theater Jones, April 19, 2014

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.

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Photography by J. Michael Potter | Eduardo Rojas' Bösendorfer 290 "Imperial" is prepared by master concert technician C. Douglas Parsons.