Erikson Rojas, M.M., G.P.D.
From humble beginnings in Santa Clara, Cuba, God blessed Erikson Rojas with musical talents that flourished for the beauty of His glory with four performances at Carnegie Hall, as well as in France, Italy, Germany, and Hungary, thanks in part to the aegis of Princess Cecilia de Medici and La Gesse Foundation Festival. Mr. Rojas is honored to have been one of five Americans and the only Hispanic in 31 pianists selected world-wide to participate at the Cleveland International Piano Competition. He has won the Ambler Symphony Orchestra Competition, the Outstanding Young Christian Artists Competition, Cuba’s Amadeo Roldán and UNEAC Competitions, among others. A pupil of the legendary Leon Fleisher, Mr. Rojas is a graduate of Peabody Institute (M.M., G.P.D.), where he also studied conducting privately with the eminent conductor Gustav Meier. Prior to Peabody he studied piano with Madame Eleanor Sokoloff at Curtis Institute of Music, and with Distinguished Professor Samuel Hsu at Philadelphia Biblical University (B.M., B.S.), where he also learned organ under Robert Carwithen. Other lessons and masterclasses in piano were with Claude Frank, Gary Graffman, Seymour Lipkin, Susan Starr, Jorge Luis Prats, Paul Hoffmann, and Charles Abramovic. Mr. Rojas is a full-scholarship student of Min Kwon in Rutgers University’s Doctor of Musical Arts program. He is on the faculty of PBU, Eastern University, Settlement Music School, and Csehy Summer School of Music. He is also Music Minister and Organist at First Baptist Church of Lansdale and at Redeemer UMC in Philadelphia, where he resides with his wife Diandra.