Recommendation

Plácido Domingo

“I have known [Mr. Rodríguez] over the decades in many capacities—first as a pianist, accompanist, and coach, and now recently as a conductor....Carlos has always deeply impressed me as a consummate musician, with his broads knowledge of repertoire in many genres, and his abilities as a pianist to not only perform, but to sight-read, improvise, or transpose.....I have particularly enjoyed our shared passion for Zarzuela”

Press Quote: As Recitalist

The Washington Post

“A Piano Virtuoso”.....About Mr.Rodriguez’s performance of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” “Rodriguez gave a performance notable for brilliance,subtlety, a fine control of keyboard coloration and overwhelming muscular power”

Recommendation

Joseph Kalichstein, Pianist and Professor at the Juilliard School of Music

“extremely gifted and serious pianist”

Recommendation

Jim Weaver, Former Curator at Smithsonian Institution

“Carlos Cesar Rodriguez is an extraordinary pianist and consummate musician whose level of work places him at the very top of his profession....His activities as a recording artist are noteworthy, and his professional skills as pedagogue are superb”

Recommendation

Maestro William Hudson, Former conductor of the Fairfax Symphony

Carlos was sensational. The ovation for him was overwhelming. I told him,it does not get better than this.”

Recommendation

Alicia de Larrocha

“let me introduce you to a genius”

Recommendation

Clifton Mattews, Pianist and Professor at the North Carolina School of the Arts

“He is music personified”

Recommendation

Thomas Schumacher, Pianist and Professor at Eastman School of Music

“musically intense and pianistically solid”

Press Quote: As Recitalist

The Washington Post

“A performer who throws body and soul into his work...Carlos César Rodríguez is as compelling to watch as he is to hear.”

Press Quote: As Concerto Soloist

Winston-Salem Journal

“Carlos Rodriguez’s shimmering piano in Mozart’s “Jeunehomme” Concerto...Rodriguez ....performed with unfailing fluidity and poise....beautiful singing tone...”

Press Quote: As Recitalist

New York Concert Review

“Carlos César Rodríguez is such a phenomenon....Truly Mr. Rodríguez has it all...”

Press Quote: As Concerto Soloist

Classical Voice of North Carolina

“Rodriguez conjured a gorgeous piano tone with a refined palette of color and a hair-trigger control of rhythm and dynamics”

Press Quote: As Concerto Soloist

Winston-Salem Journal

“COLORS: Symphony, Pianist work in Harmony” Rodríguesz ‘s gifts seemed ready-made for the material at hand [de Falla’s Night in the Gardens of Spain] He brought out the fiery nature of get-up-and-dance rhythms. He lent a pleasing spontaneity to some of the melodic content...He produced a range of wonderful effects...”

Press Quote: As Collaborative Artist

The Washington Post

“¡Viva Zarzuela!” “The piano trembled like Spanish guitar!

Press Quote: As Concerto Soloist

The Washington Post

“Sheer sonic splendor.....It was a thrilling performance......this piece [Liszt’s Totentanz] is mostly fireworks, and he set them all off.”

CD Review: As collaborative artist

The Washington Post

Review of ​The Art of Christmas​ CD,Vol.I : ​Carmen Balthrop, soprano and Carlos César Rodríguez, piano “Pianist Carlos Rodriguez’s accompaniment is flawless”

Press Quote: Conductor

The Washington Post

Mozart’s Musical Odyssey​ The “In” Series Mounts as Intriguing Idomeneo “Rodriguez managed his roles as music director, pianist, and harpsichordist withamazing versatility and energy”

CD Review: As solo artist

www.cd.com

About his CD España en el corazón “Reviewing discs like this one make a critic’s task a pleasant and simple one. First of all, the playing is splendid throughout. The Venezuelan pianist Carlos César Rodríguez is a brilliant colorist...”In almost every selection here he is never less than compelling and totally assured.”