Biography in brief

From a very early age it was noticeable that the in Rio de Janeiro born pianist was a child prodigy: she started composing at three, played her first recital at five, and performed with an orchestra at the ages of six and seven. From that moment on, she won prizes at numerous regional and national competitions, going on to win the special prize at the Van Cliburn Competition in the USA when she was just 18. She came in fifth place at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 1983.

Since then, she has performed in major cities from all over the world. For over 20 years, she has been invited to De Doelen in Rotterdam to perform a Chopin recital on Boxing Day.

1998 was an important year for Rodrigues: she was the key figure in the Swiss Música Romântica festival, at which she not only performed solo, but conducted at and composed for as well. Furthermore, she has also played at open air festivals in Russia and Belgium for more than 20,000 people.

Next to performing on stage she is also professor at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp.

She recorded over 25 CDs of both live concerts and studio albums, amongst them Sergey Prokofiev's five piano concertos and all eight of Beethoven's piano concertos in St. Petersburg.

Most recent is her collaboration with Parma Recordings which resulted in a digital re-release of the Beethoven recordings on Naxos, iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, two new CD's (a Chopin and Debussy album) and a third one coming up with America music from Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin.