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Nelson Ojeda Valdés (pianist) has been a soloist with the Southeast Symphony playing Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto in C Minor, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra playing Saint-Saens “Carnival of the Animals” and California State University Fullerton Wind Ensemble playing Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” on a tour of Japan.


His solo recitals include Debussy’s 150th Anniversary at Symphony Space in New York City, the concert series at St. John the Divine (NYC), Steinway Hall in Los Angeles and Fundación Juan March (Madrid,Spain). His chamber concerts include performances of the two piano version of "The Rite of Spring" by Igor Stravinsky with pianist Susan Svrcek in celebration of the work's 100th anniversary, a recital with pianist Hyangmee Kim at Yon Sei University in Seoul, Korea, a duo piano recital of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert at the Esterhazy Palace in Eisenstadt (Austria), a concert of American composers in Alcalá de Henares (Spain) and Brahms Quintet Opus 34 with Cuarteto Assai broadcast live on RTVE Spanish Radio. 


Mr. Ojeda has premiered works by composers Tom Lidell and David Meckler at Voces Novae New Music Festival and works by Carlos Carillo and Desmar Guevara at Pregones Theate in the Bronx, NY and at MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana) in San José, California. He is featured in the recordings of composers Greg Lawrence and Paul Bailey. 


His solo album “España” has been released under the label Louis Ferdinand Productions.


Nelson Ojeda Valdés holds degrees from California State University, Fullerton and Manhattan School of Music with additional studies at the Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music. His primary teachers have been Earl Voorhies, Susan Svrcek and Constance Keene.


Mr. Ojeda has been on the faculty at Mt. San Antonio College, Rio Hondo College and Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts and has taught masterclasses at CAMDA (California Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts), Escuela de Música Adora Calvo (Madrid, Spain) and several independent music schools internationally.

 




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