WELCOME TO CLARA RODRIGUEZ PIANO TEACHER
Making Every Lesson Count
With an experience of over 25 years, Clara Rodriguez has been an active, sought after private teacher of students that travel from as far afield as India, France, different corners of the UK and Venezuela to receive tuition from her.
Her students have won many competitions and scholarships to different schools in their countries. Some have entered the main music colleges of the UK such as the Royal Welsh, the Guildhall, The Royal
College of Music and Trinity College as well as Oxford and Cambridge universities and are now pursuing successful performing careers.
As a member of the of the Royal College of Music Junior Department staff since 2006 her students have performed at the Wigmore Hall, the Albert Hall (Elgar Room) and have been successful in the Royal Philharmonic Society Duet Competition as well as on international competitions.
She is in demand as an adjudicator in several countries and gives masterclasses internationally.
Languages: English, Spanish, French
“It gives me great pleasure to be able to share my passion and expertise with my students. From day one, they learn important techniques to help them boost their skills and self-esteem.I adapt my lessons according to each student’s needs. Contact me today to learn how I can help you achieve your pianistic goals.”
“The Venezuelan virtuoso pianist Clara Rodriguez”
The Daily Telegraph
Education and Concert career
Clara Rodriguez has built up an enviable international reputation for her innovative programme planning juxtaposing standard
repertoire and works by South American composers.
Her playing has been described as being highly expressive,
sensitive with considerable digital clarity and stylistic acumen.
“An act class” was how the Sunday Times described her new released CD.
At sixteen she was in her eighth year at the Conservatorio Juan
José Landaeta of Caracas when she took part in a national competition judged by Michael Gough Matthews and
Barbara Boissard, the then directors of The Royal College of Music’s Senior and Junior Departments. She was awarded the Teresa Carreño Scholarship that enabled her to come to London to study at the Royal College of Music with Phyllis Sellick.
There she studied for a year at the JD and at Senior College
graduated from the Performers’ Course and a two year Post-Graduate.
She was the recipient of many prizes and awards such
as the Scarlatti Prize, the Mozart Prize and the Percy Buck Award, as finalist in the Chappell Prize; with the RCM orchestras she performed concertos by Mozart, De Falla, Ravel and Gershwin.
Clara Rodriguez has also studied with Guiomar Narváez (Venezuela), Regina Smendzianka (Poland), Niel Immelman (U.K.) Paul Badura-Skoda (Austria) and Irina Zaritskaya (Russia).
In Caracas, aged sixteen she made her debut playing Mozart Piano Concerto K595 with the Simón Bolívar Orchestra under the baton of José Antonio Abreu; from then on Clara Rodriguez’s career as a solo pianist has taken her to perform worldwide.
In London she is a hugely popular performer who plays to great acclaim at the Southbank Centre, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre,
Saint Martin-in-the-Fields, Leighton House, Bolívar Hall, St. James’s Piccadilly and St John’s Smith Square.
Recently she has been invited to play a series of celebratory
concertos with the Simón Bolívar Orchestra as well as with other El Sistema Orchestras for their 40th Anniversary. Clara Rodríguez
also played in the celebrations of the 35th Orquesta Municipal de Caracas Anniversary Concert Series and the Fitzrovia Festival
(Fitzfest) alongside clarinetist and conductor Michael Collins.
Her commercial recordings on labels such as ASV, Meridian and Universal have received outstanding critical acclaim. At present she has six albums on Nimbus Records of the piano music by:
Teresa Carreño, Ernesto Lecuona, Moises Moleiro and Federico Ruiz.
Her CD, “Venezuela”, contains a collection of dances by 18 composers and “Americas without frontiers” her newly recorded album with music from countries such as Haiti, Cuba, Colombia, Brazil, The USA, Argentina and Venezuela is also available to the public.
Other titles on her discography are:
Chopin Late Works – Classical Recording Company
El Cuarteto & Clara Rodríguez – Live in Concert in Caracas.
These CDs are broadcast by networks worldwide.
I’m here to make the learning process easier and more enjoyable for you. Contact me to see how my teaching can help.