Warmth, musicality, and impeccable technique; an ambassador of the guitar, with special affinity for the music of her native Latin America
“Berta Rojas, guitarist extraordinaire …” — Washington Post
Berta Rojas has performed at venues such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and the Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC, London’s South Bank Centre, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the National Concert Hall in Dublin and the Flagley Studio 4 in Brussels. She also had the honor of opening the Summit of the First Ladies of the Americas attended by Hillary Rodham Clinton. Most recently, Berta has toured with Cuban saxophone player and 11-time Grammy winner Paquito D’Rivera with whom she recorded the album Día y medio (Day and a Half). This recording was nominated in the Best Instrumental Album category of the XIII edition of the Latin Grammys. Berta maintains a prolific recording schedule. Her CD Intimate Barrios is one of the most celebrated recordings of the works of the great Paraguayan composer and guitarist Agustin Barrios Mangoré. Her albums Cielo Abierto and Terruño have won critical acclaim. In addition to continually enriching her own artistic career through frequent international tours, presenting concerts and giving master classes, Berta Rojas is firmly committed to disseminating the classical guitar. In 2009, she created the first online classical guitar competition the Barrios World Wide Web Competition, which continues to generate tremendous interest throughout the world. Berta Rojas studied with Felipe Sosa, Violet de Mestral and Abel Carlevaro, among others. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree at the Escuela Universitaria de Musica in Uruguay where she was a student of Eduardo Fernandez. She later earned a Master of Music degree from the Peabody Institute under the guidance of Manuel Barrueco. Rojas has been honored as a Fellow of the Americas by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for her artistic excellence.
Baruch Performing Arts Center
Baruch College: 25th St. (bet. 3rd and Lexington Aves.), NYC
For Tickets (646) 312-5073