Biography in brief

Eliane Rodrigues was born in Rio de Janeiro. The fact that she was a child prodigy was noticeable at a very early age: 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 1983 Queen Elisabeth Competition.

Since then, she has performed in major cities, including: Antwerp, Brussels, The Hague, Moscow, New York, Rio de Janeiro, St. Petersburg, Volgograd and Zurich. For over 20 years, she has been invited to De Doelen in Rotterdam to perform a Chopin recital on Boxing Day.

1998 was a critical 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.

In addition to this, she has been a lecturer at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp for over 20 years.

Plus, she's produced over 25 CDs of both live concerts and studio albums. In 2002, she recorded five Sergey Prokofiev concertos on CD, among other accomplishments.

She most recently recorded all eight of Beethoven's piano concertos in St.