Ronaldo Rolim is a prominent figure among the newest generation of Brazilian pianists. As guest soloist, he performed with orchestras such as the St. Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Concerto Budapest, Phoenix Symphony and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. A passionate advocate of chamber music, Rolim is a founding member of Trio Appassionata, formed with violinist Lydia Chernicoff and cellist Andrea Casarrubios. At 18, after winning Nelson Freire and Magda Tagliaferro competitions in Brazil, the pianist moved to the USA to finish his music studies. Rolim recently obtained his PhD at Yale Univeristy with a work based on programmatic pieces by Karol Szymanowski, which will inspire a recording project scheduled to 2018.