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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Berta Rojas, Guitar

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Berta Rojas is a musician who easily moves from classical to other musical genres. Whether working in collaboration, as with the legendary Carlos Barbosa-Lima, or as a soloist, Rojas has captivated music-lovers in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Most notably, she’s appeared at both the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and the Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. Her performances at Washington D.C.’s John F. Kennedy Center and the South Bank Centre in London sold out in advance. In 2004, she opened the International First Ladies Summit in Paraguay with special guest Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Praised by the Washington Post as a “guitarist extraordinaire,” and by the Classical Guitar Magazine in London as “Ambassador of the Classical Guitar” her musicianship and cordiality made her a favorite of the audiences.

The Kennedy Center has recognized Rojas’ artistic excellence and selected her as a Fellow of the Americas for the Performing Arts. She holds a Masters Degree in Music from Baltimore’s prestigious Peabody Conservatory.

Beyond her musical talents, Rojas is committed to supporting South American artists. She serves as Artistic Director to several competitions including John and Susie Beatty Competition and the Ibero-American Guitar Festival in Washington DC, and the “Cardozo Ocampo Competition” in Paraguay. She is Paraguay’s Ambassador of Tourism and professor of guitar at George Washington University in Washington DC.