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Carlos César Rodríguez Acclaimed by The Washington Post as "a powerful pianist," Carlos César Rodríguez has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, and Central South America since his debut in his native Venezuela at age 11.

Mr. Rodríguez has appeared recently with the North Carolina Symphony, the National Symphony's Summer Series, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, and presented recitals in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and New York City. He completed a tour of Spain in November 1996. In addition, he has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Royal Palace of Music in Salzburg.

Besides appearing regularly at the Mt. Vernon College "In Series," in recitals and as music director for zarzuela and opera productions, Mr. Rodríguez has worked with the period instruments at the Smithsonian Institution.

After completing a bachelors degree in piano at the North Carolina School for the Arts with Clifton Matthews, Rodríguez earned a masters degree in music from the Juilliard School under Joseph Kalichstein. He has studied privately in London with Peter Feutchwenger, and attended master classes at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. He is currently completing a doctorate in musical arts at the University of Maryland and teaching at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C.

Upcoming concerts include a recital at the Organization of American Studies sponsored by the Venezuelan Ambassador, a performance with the Smithsonian Chamber Players, the Latin American Chamber Music Festival, and various concerts throughout the United States. Rodríguez' CD, España en el Corazon, Portrait of Spain, including music by Soler, Albéniz, Granados, and de Falla, is available through Brioso Recordings (BR 118).

Mr. Rodríguez will be appearing in a recital and master class featuring the music of Spain on September 15 and 16, 2000.

Carlos César Rodríguez: "El Puerto," from Suite Iberica, by Isaac Albeniz.. From the CD "España en el Corazon."

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