Daniel Rojas (b. 1974) is a Chilean-born Australian pianist and composer specialising in the rich and vibrant Latin American musical aesthetic.
He has received commissions and performances from many notable artists, ensembles and orchestras, including Claire Edwardes, Southern Cross Soloists, Sydney Omega Ensemble, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Youth Orchestra, The Metropolitan Orchestra and The Queensland Orchestra. Rojas has won several prizes for his compositions including the Fellowship of Australian Composers Award, Frank Albert Prize, the Miriam Hyde Memorial Award, and the Keys National Piano Composition Competition. Rojas is also a pianist and improviser, and has recently embarked with Zubin Kanga on a series of two-piano performances and recordings. A PhD graduate of the University of Sydney, he is a lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Compositions by Daniel Rojas appear on
Internationally acclaimed Australian pianist, Zubin Kanga releases his first CD with Move Records, Piano Inside Out. It features new innovative solo piano works by Australian composers, commissioned by Kanga and created in close collaboration with him over several years.
Duo Blockstix is a unique and vibrant Australian ensemble featuring recorder player Alicia Crossley and percussionist Joshua Hill.