Santiago Rodriguez

BIOGRAHY

Santiago Rodriguez has been called “a phenomenal pianist” (The New York Times) and “among the finest pianists in the world” (The Baltimore Sun). He has performed internationally with leading orchestras, including the London Symphony, the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Weimar Philharmonic, the Yomiuri-Nippon Symphony Orchestra of Japan, the Tampere Philharmonic of Finland, the Berliner Symphoniker, the Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis, Baltimore, Seattle, Indianapolis, American Composers’, and Houston Symphony Orchestras...

CONCERT REVIEWS

“He is not simply a great pianist: He is one of the few that I would want to hear playing the standard repertoire war-horses. …Rodriguez has lots of ideas about how the pieces should go and delivers them with bracing, brilliant technique and refreshing brisk tempos. …Rodriguez was born to play Rachmaninoff, but not because he confirms your ideas on how the ever-popular Russian romantic should sound. He has the technical ability and coloristic sense to make big musical statements, but always uses them to clarify the content rather than to create an effect for its own sake.”...

CD REVIEWS

“…This is some Rachmaninov playing! Santiago Rodriguez is the real thing. For a moment, one imagines that Rachmaninov himself is at the keyboard. Rodriguez has something of Pletnev about him: wonderful authority and immaculate technical control, tremendous electricity as well as great poetic feeling. Outstanding in every way.”...