Pianist Rodney Waters, a native of Lubbock, Texas, earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Mannes College of Music in New York, where he studied chamber music with Felix Galimir and piano with Leon Pommers and Richard Goode. Goode describes Waters as a musician-pianist of extraordinary sensitivity and depth. His versatility and fluency are as remarkable as his interpretive gifts. He has performed as soloist and chamber musician in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York), Orchestra Hall (Detroit) and Asahi Recital Hall (Tokyo). Summer appearances include the Round Top Festival in Texas, Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, and the Toga and Takefu festivals in Japan. In Houston he performs regularly with Context and the Houston Symphony. From 1992 to 2001 he served as a staff pianist at the Shepherd School of Music of Rice University. His chamber music partners include the Houston Symphonys principal violist Wayne Brooks, principal cellist Desmond Hoebig, and associate concertmaster Eric Halen, as well as David Halen, concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony. Also an award-winning photographer, Waters has exhibited work in several galleries in the Houston area, as well as the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas.