The great Colombian star of classical music, the pianist and virtuoso Eduardo Rojas, is recognized for his great sensitivity and musical sonority, with which he brings to life his energetic interpretations of the European and Pan-American repertoire. Admired by his peers and critics alike for his impeccable technique and vast musical and historical knowledge of the works he performs, his big heart, intrepidity and humanity have equally earned him the great affection of his audiences.
Eduardo Rojas has performed works by Beethoven, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Grieg, among others with the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, the Bogota Philharmonic, the Valley Philharmonic, the EAFIT University Symphony Orchestra, the Panama National Symphony ( Panama City), American Wind Symphony (Pennsylvania), New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving (Texas), Great Lakes Symphony Orchestra (Michigan), Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra (Wisconsin), Dallas Chamber Orchestra (Texas), and Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra (Texas).
Eduardo Rojas has represented his native country at various events and music festivals in countries such as Bolivia, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Chile, Canada, and the United States. In Colombia he was a guest artist during the celebrations of the Bicentennial of Chopin's death at the famous Luis Ángel Arango concert hall in Bogotá and has been a frequent artist at the Popayán International Music Festival. His recitals cover a wide range of European as well as North and South American classical composers. His extraordinary adaptations of the works of Astor Piazzola, Héctor Villalobos, George Gershwin among others make up the most memorable moments of his recitals. In 2013, Eduardo Rojas returned once more to his native country to perform a cycle of piano sonatas at the First Beethoven Festival in Bogotá and again in the summer to present Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 on tour with the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. of Colombia, which culminated in a great concert in the center of the symphony orchestra New World Symphony of Miami, Florida. Another of his concert highlights on the 2013 calendar was a performance of Beethoven's Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” with the Manitowoc, Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra.
In the spring of 2014, Eduardo Rojas was named Bösendorfer Artist by the renowned Viennese (Austrian) manufacturing company. Along with his appointment, he has also just completed his first classical music album (Piano Sonatas Vol. 1) which will be released this year of 2014. He is currently back in the recording studio working on another Music album. Latin American that includes, among others, the composers Heitor Villa-Lobos, Ástor Piazzolla.
In addition to his work as a soloist and his busy recording schedule, Eduardo Rojas devotes much of his time to music education programs and music exchanges between North and South America.
Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, Eduardo Rojas received his first piano lessons from his father, Eduardo Rojas, at the age of five. At the age of thirteen he entered the University of Cauca where he completed his piano studies under the tutelage of the Uruguayan maestro Manfred Gerhardt. In 2005 Eduardo Rojas was awarded a full scholarship on two occasions by Texas Christian University (TCU) in the city of Fort Worth, Texas, where he completed his pianistic studies in the Artist Diploma program for international soloists as well as his Master's degree. on Piano. His teachers include Harold Martina, Veda Kaplinsky, Joseph Kalichstein, José Feghali and Steve Harlos.