Biography  

Cuban american Pianist, Ana Lourdes Rodriguez, who specializes in Latin American Music has performed extensively in concerts and recitals in Europe, Canada and the United States, in cities such as Boston, Miami, New York, Prague, and Rome. She has been presented in prestigious concert halls such as Steinway Hall, Merkin Hall and Carnegie’s Recital Hall. Because of her innovative programming, Miss Rodriguez has had much success with audiences, and is commonly invited to return for more performances. During the 2005-2006 season, she played in the Bahamas for a benefit concert towards music education. In addition, Miss Rodriguez’s expertise in Latin American music has made her a frequent performer for music organizations such as, “The Dominican Association of Classical Artist” “Amigos de la Zarzuela” and the “Cuban Cultural Center of New York”. The television show “Raises” which highlights Hispanic talent has televised Miss Rodriguez’s concerts regularly. Miss Rodriguez also takes great pride in working with composers, and has had the opportunity to give premieres of their works. 

Miss Rodriguez’s talent has made her recipient of several awards, including the University of Miami School of Music Award for Excellence in Piano Performance, and in 1998 receiving an Honorable Mention in the Bartok-Kabalevsky Piano Competition. The Puerto Rican Cultural Association has honored Miss Rodriguez’s talent and commitment to Latin American music by awarding her the 2003 Emilia Conde Award, which is given to a young artist each year. Most recently, Miss Rodriguez made her New York debut in Carnegie’s Recital Hall as Winner of Artist International Special Presentation Award. The following year Miss Rodriguez was once again honored by Artist International by receiving the Alumni Award and by giving a concert in Merkin Concert Hall. She has also given performances for the University of Miami Summer Music Camp in Gusmann Conert Hall. The Miami Herald has described Miss Rodriguez to be a “Young Pianist for New Music”.

Ana Rodriguez holds a Master of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music and received her Bachelor’s degree from the University Of Miami School Of Music and was honored with a full Scholarship. She is currently on faculty at the University of Miami School of Music - Piano Preparatory and has served on faculty for the Juilliard School of Music Advancement Program.

You may contact me by phone at (305) 693-7096 or via email at teclaana@aol.com.