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About

About

Rodrigo Landa-Romero

 

"Your compositions - what lovely pieces! Skillfully composed and performed. You played with a wide range of colours and sonority. An excellent technical facility..."

International Vienna Piano Competition "Wiener Klassik" 2024, Jury

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"an extraordinary talent with great musicality and technique who is destined to play an important role in classical music".  

Music Committee of the 3rd Berliner International Music Competition 2019

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“It is inspiring that Rodrigo composes such beautiful music at such a tender age”

Pablo Sáinz-Villegas, world renowned musician.

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"Not only is this a powerfully-charged Romantic brand-new piano work of huge note, it is being played by somebody who is obviously incredibly gifted, in many ways. I absolutely love this piece. I can’t imagine anyone else playing it. There is so much excitement, and range, in your playing. You have enviable octaves, my goodness. You voice well, your rubato is natural and effortless, and you play in colors – bravo"…"What a piano tone poem for the 21st. century. Keep going. The music world needs more of this – double threats – performer/composers – Shohei Ohtani’s in classical music!”

 ..."You also have a great charisma and one can tell that you feel what you play.”

American Virtuoso International Music Competition, Winter 2023, March 2024, Blair McMillan, Adjudicator's, Jury's Comments.

Named one of the World's Top 100 Child Prodigies 2022, Global Child Prodigy Awards, Dubai.  

 

Six-time Global Music Award winner Rodrigo Landa-Romero is an 18-year-old Mexican composer, concertizing pianist, filmmaker and entrepreneur born 2006. who has won 60+ prestigious international music awards, including First Prize at the “International Music Competition Grand Prize Virtuoso" Salzburg 2023, Bonn 2021, Paris 2020 and London 2020.  Rodrigo’s saying is: “Compose music to elevate the spirit” and strives to stimulate to the fullest the imagination and creativity, resulting in the birth of delightful-envigorating music.

Rodrigo has composed 110+ works, including a symphony, two piano concerti, a symphonic poem, among others, with an outstanding productivity given that he is composing many more works, each with his own unique touch. He began his music and artistic life at two, inspired by playing in a 121- year-old Hamburg Steinway grand concert piano at home. 

Rodrigo has played his own compositions in Europe and the Americas, including the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York, where he has been invited to perform several times. Rodrigo has now published nine albums and three singles in Spotify and other digital platforms and is next to release new creations. He has launched his own composition competition named “Rodrigo Landa-Romero International Composition Competition”.

Rodrigo’s piano technique comes from Ludwig van Beethoven, Carl Czerny, Franz Liszt, Martin Krause, Claudio Arrau,  among others. His piano teachers are Rosa María Torner (Mexican Music Conservatory), Raúl de la Mora and Margarita de la Mora (both from the Mexican Music Conservatory, Juilliard New York School of Music, and Claudio Arrau’s New York School). Likewise, Rodrigo studies violin with Damiana Orué (Royal Academy of Music). 

Rodrigo concluded the Classical Works Program from Harvard (Harvard University School of Music), with Thomas F. Kelly. Concluded the Music Industry Essentials Program from Berklee (Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory), with John P. Kellogg.  Concluded his studies at Juilliard in Composition Intensive. Certified in Music Theory by the ABRSM (Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music, U.K.), Grade 8 examination (highest level, equivalent to an A-level). Certified in Piano Performance with Distinction by the ABRSM, Grade 8 examination (highest level, equivalent to an A-level). Concluded the Micro-Masters at Cambridge (Cambridge University, U.K.) in Writing for Performance and the Entertainment Industries, with Abigail Docherty. Concluded his studies in Musical Analysis at Oxford University (UK).

Rodrigo is in the making of a musical for Broadway, one of his greatest dreams.  Regarding filmmaking, Rodrigo is currently producing and directing a movie about the making of his Piano Concerto No. 2 in E minor, his most defiant work to date.  Likewise, soundtracks play an important role for him, as can be seen in the soundtrack of a fifty-minute documentary called “The Mountains”, done by Rodrigo at an early age.

Founder of "Rodrigo Landa-Romero Productions". Founder of "Rodrigo Landa-Romero International Film & Music Academy".

Rodrigo is member of the Friends Program of the UNAM Philharmonic Orchestra (OFUNAM), Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic (NYPhil), Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería and the Latin Grammy's Cultural Foundation. Member of the Associate Program of the Juilliard School of Music, NYC and the Royal Philharmonic Society, UK.

As part of his passion, he has attended 500+ live classical music concerts from the UNAM Mexican Philharmonic Orchestra at the Nezahualcóyotl Concert Hall in Mexico City which seats over 2200 people.

 

Also, he is experimenting with the creation of soundtracks (flimscoring) for motion pictures, short films, documentaries, theater, commercials and TV programs.

Rodrigo’s diverse heritage, which includes Spanish, French, German, and Danish roots, condecorated by royalty, has consistently inspired him to transcend local boundaries. His thirst for knowledge and international projection has shaped him into a well-rounded global musical artist that has allowed him to share his music with the world.

 

Besides music, Rodrigo loves nature and enjoys swimming, biking, playing chess and other board games, doing Tae Kwon Do and taking inspirational strolls through the park.

On this website, you will find some information about Rodrigo's compositionsimprovisations and upcoming concerts.

View a documentary on Rodrigo:  
"The Making of a Prodigy's Violin Concerto"

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