Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Rolando Antonio Alejandro began his formal musical education in January 2007 when he was eight. He played his first recital at age 8, at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico.
When he was 9, he participated in a concert at the theatre of the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey, and at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, accompanying Elvis Crespo on the theme “Ven”. In 2012 and 2014 he was invited to participate in a concert for talented young people sponsored by the Musical Foundation of Ponce and the foundation Jean O. Petty. There he played a selection of Franz Liszt’s Consolations, a sonata by Scarlatt, and two Puerto Rican “Danzas”.
Rolando was invited by maestro Luis “Perico” Ortiz to play in the 2013 production of Tiempo de Amar, and recorded a “danza” called Amor Eterno by Puerto Rican composer Luciano Quiñones. He was invited to participate as a pianist for the traditional Three Kings Day Concert with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra in January 2013 and 2014, interpreting piano concertos I and II by F. Mendelssohn. He participated in SOFIA, a competition for young pianists from 2009 – 2013, earning a first prize in his category. Since 2013, he has participated in the piano program at Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, where he made it to the finals in the 2013 and 2014 concerto competitions.
Currently he is studying for his bachelors degree at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, where he is a student of Professor Teresa Acevedo Lucio.
Beethoven Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57
Debussy Préludes, Book 1, No. 10 La cathédrale engloutie
Chopin Étude in E major, Op. 10, No. 3
Bach Prelude and Fugue No. 16 in G minor, WTC I, BWV 861
Villa Lobos Suite Floral, Op. 97
Liszt Étude d’exécution transcendante No. 10 in F minor, S. 139
Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22: I