Assistant Teaching Professor of Collaborative Piano
Ojeda began his piano studies at the age of ten. He completed his Bachelor´s Degree in piano performance at the IUDEM (Institute of Musical Studies) in 1997 under Arnaldo Pizzolante. In 1999 he went on to complete his graduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University with Enrique Graf where he also remained to complete his Artist Diploma certificate.
Mr. Ojeda has performed on master classes with such notable pianists as Kasimierz Giesrod (former rector of the Frederic Chopin Academy in Warsaw ), Marek Joblonsky, Georgy Sandor, Marta Gulyas, and Earl Wild. His solo recitals include performances throughout Venezuela, Ecuador and most recently in the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. He has performed concerti from an expansive repertoire of Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Gershwin, Grieg, Schumann, Mozart, Liszt (Totentanz), Cesar Frank and Prokofiev.
A versatile pianist, Mr. Ojeda has performed numerous chamber works from classical and contemporary string, brass and woodwind repertoire. He has been a member of the Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Ensemble under the direction of Efrain Amaya and Educardo Alonso Crespo.
Mr. Ojeda´s most recent live television and radio broadcasts include Prokofiev´s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Orquesta Municipal, Caracas, Venezuela. This summer Mr. Ojeda will be soloist once again with the Orquesta Municipal, playing the Brahms´ 2nd Piano Concerto as well as performing in chamber and solo recitals throughout Mexico, Venezuela and Spain.
Currently Mr. Ojeda is an Artist Lecturer in Piano in the School of Music at Carnegie Mellon University as well as a piano faculty member in its Music Preparatory School. His wife, Giuseppina, and son, Sebastian, reside with him in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.