Coffs Harbour Musical Society brings Daniel Rojas to Coffs Harbour

Pianist and composer Daniel Rojas. Photo: Keith Saunders Photography.

COMPOSER and pianist Daniel Rojas is coming to Coffs Harbour on Friday, November 4 to present ‘Daniel Rojas and Ensemble Apex Strings’ for the Coffs Harbour Music Society Spring Concert series.

Holding a Doctorate in Composition from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Daniel has been recognised with many prestigious awards, and has had numerous commissions to write pieces for internationally renowned orchestras and performers.

Specialising in Latin American musical forms, he is regarded as the premier Tango pianist in Australia and won second prize in the prestigious international 2021 Piazzolla Music Competition.

When asked to define his style of music Daniel said, “My music is complex and nuanced, classical music meets Latin American rhythms, with colourful and energetic cultural gestures embedded within the music reaching to and dancing with classic western music.”

The audience can expect a fun night with fast upbeat dance pieces and poignant romantic works all influenced by the Latin American aesthetic arranged by Daniel for piano and the high-energy Ensemble Apex String Quartet featuring violinist Anna da Silva Chen.

The program will include interpretations of works by Velazquez, Rodriguez, Piazzolla, Peru, Valdés and Daniel’s own compositions, mainly from his recently released album, ‘Bliss of Heaven: Music of the New World’, as well as explanations and stories relating to the musical presentations.

Daniel told News Of The Area “I wanted to create a project for people who love Latin American music and aim to make it more like Western classical music and to keep it approachable and not highbrow, reaching out to contemporary popular music lovers.”

The concert will take place in Lecture Theatre D Coffs Harbour Education Campus, Hogbin Drive, Coffs Harbour beginning at 7:30pm.

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By David TUNE

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