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About

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Named one of the World's Top 100 Child Prodigies 2022, Global Child Prodigy Awards, Dubai.  Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society, UK.

 

Three-time Global Music Award winner Rodrigo Landa-Romero is a 17-year-old Mexican pianist, composer and filmmaker born 2006. who has won 20+ 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 been internationally praised by worldwide celebrities like orchestra conductor Elim Chan and guitarist Pablo Sáinz-Villegas (considered by many to be the best classical guitarist in the world) who emphasized “That it is inspiring that Rodrigo composes such beautiful music at such a tender age”. Considered by many a "dazzling" performer.

Likewise, the Music Committee of the "3rd Berliner International Music Competition 2019" recalled that Rodrigo has "an extraordinary talent with great musicality and technique who is destined to play an important role in classical 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 playing the piano at the tender age of six, and ever since plays in a 115- 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. His initiative is such that for three consecutive years he has launched his own composition competition named “Rodrigo Landa-Romero International Composition Competition” with participants from all continents.

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 HarvardX (Harvard University School of Music), with Thomas F. Kelly. Concluded the Music Industry Essentials Program from BerkleeX (Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory), with John P. Kellogg. Concluded his studies in Composition Intensive at The Juilliard School (Juilliard Conservatory), with Daniel Felsenfeld who considered Rodrigo "so gifted". 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). Undertaking the Micro-Masters at CambridgeX (Cambridge University, U.K.) in Writing for Performance and the Entertainment Industries, with Abigail Docherty.

In addition to the awards mentioned, Rodrigo has won the following, just to cite a few: Honorable Mention at the "American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition 2020" at Carnegie Hall; Honorable Mention at the “International Music Competition Grand Prize Virtuoso Vienna 2019"; Young Talent Award at the "Vienna New Year's Concert International Music Competition 2019"; Third Prize at the "American Protégé International Music Talent Competition Fall 2019" at Carnegie Hall; and Finalist at the "International Anton Rubinstein Competition - Piano Junior 2020, Internationale Musikakademie, Dusseldorf, Germany". 

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.

As part of his passion, he has attended 300+ 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.

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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