Karlos Rodriguez


Cellist Karlos Rodriguez made his orchestral debut at the age of thirteen to great audience and critical acclaim. As an advocate for multifaceted musical diversity in the 21st century, he is an avid soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, clinician, recording artist, and administrator. Having appeared at many of our important musical venues including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the New World Center, Philadelphia’s Kimmel center, and Radio City Music Hall, to name a few. Mr. Rodriguez has also had the honor of working with distinguished artists such as the Beaux Arts Trio, American, Cavani, Cleveland, Emerson, Guarneri, Juilliard, Miami, Orion, Tokyo, and Vermeer String Quartets; Janos Starker, Lynn Harrell, Zuill Bailey, Pieter Wispelway, Rachel Barton-Pine, Awadagin Pratt, Joshua Bell, and Steven Isserlis. His teachers have included Richard Aaron, Peter Wiley, and David Soyer. A love of modern dance paired with live music has led to collaborations with the Thomas/Ortiz Dance Company, Freefall, Mark Morris Dance Group, and Chita Rivera. Karlos has attended and been a guest artist at the ENCORE School for Strings, Sarasota, Aspen, Great Lakes and Kneisel Hall chamber music festivals, Grand Canyon Music Festival, Cleveland Chamber Music Society, strings Music Festival, Philadelphia Orchestra Chamber Music Society, and Napa’s Festival del Sole. As an educator he is on the faculty of Summertrios, the Dean of Artistic Affairs at the Sphinx Performance Academy and has given master classes domestically and abroad. Mr. Rodriguez has worked on various films, Pop albums, Broadway musicals, and is a member of the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra. In addition to these musical activities he is former Principal Cellist of the Florida Grand Opera Orchestra in Miami and cellist of the Catalyst Quartet.

Karlos plays on a cello by award winning maker Michael Doran made possible through a Sphinx MPower artist grant.