Bryan J. Ojeda Chevres
1st prize winner in the XXII Concerto Competition CMPR (2019) and reciever of the Evertec/Culturarte Grant , Bryan began his piano studies at age 5 with Rosaly Cartagena. He continued his studies at the Escuela Libre de Música of San Juan in 2009 until 2015, graduating with honors. In 2013 he began studying under Teresa Acevedo’s guidance. Along his career path, Bryan has received the following recognitions: 1st place in the “12mo Reencuentro de Jóvenes Pianistas” (2014), 1st place in “Primer Concurso de Jóvenes Pianistas” in the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music (2015), 1st place in the Concerto Competition of “Experiencia Sinfónica” (2018), 3rd place in the XIX Concerto Competition CMPR (2016) and 3rd place in the XX Concerto Competition CMPR (2018).
He has given numerous recitals in Puerto Rico sponsored by the Steinway Society of Puerto Rico and has performed in important venues such as the Pablo Casals Symphony Hall, Hole Memorial Auditorium, Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall, Cohen Family Studio Theater, Antonio Paoli Festival Hall, Sanromá Hall, Anthony Junior Soto Hall, Tapia Theater among others. Since his concerto debut with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra in 2015, he performed again in 2018 with the Puerto Rico Symphony and he has given other concerto performances with the Philharmonia Symphony Orchestra of Puerto Rico, TIMM Essemble and the Young Artists Concert Orchestra of Puerto Rico, organization which he co-founded along with composer Emmanuel Segarra. Collaboration with conductors includes Roselin Pabón, Pedro Tirado Caban, Alfonso Piacentini, Emmanuel Segarra, Maximiano Valdés and Francesco D'Ovidio with whom he has played concertos by Beethoven , Mozart, Liszt and Schumann. He also premiered a Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra in 2018 with the Young Artist Concert Orchestra of Puerto Rico by composer Emmanuel Segarra.
As a chamber musician he has collaborated with members from the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra and founded a piano-duo alongside pianist Jose Walker Perguero with whom they have given performances in The Steinway Society of Puerto Rico home and the Conservatory of Music in Puerto Rico. He has collaborated as an orchestral pianist with the Symphony Orchestra of the CMPR, Symphonic Orchestra of Puerto Rico in “Experiencia Sinfonica” ( on 2014 and 2015), Concert Band of the CMPR and the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Puerto Rico, under principal conductors such as Rafael Enrique Irizarry, Joaquín Torre, Roselin Pabón and Robert Austin Boudreau. Also recently he gave his official debut at the Festival Casals in 2021 collaborating with the symphonic choir Coralia and with maestra Carmen Acevedo.
He has taken master classes with distinguished pianists such as Garrick Ohlsson, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Yong Hi Moon, Víctor Rosenbaum, Max Levinson, Jorge Luis Prats, among others. He has participated in festivals such as “The Puerto Rico International Piano Festival”, “The Puerto Rico Summer Piano Festival”, the “Interlochen Summer Camp” (Michigan), “The Art of the Piano” (Cincinnati),“Montecito Music Festival” (California) and the Todi International Music Masters (Todi, Italy). Bryan is currently doing his master's degree in Piano Performance at NYU Steinhardt under the tutelage of Professor Jose Ramos Santana and he is also working as Adjunct Faculty in NYU Steinhardt.