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Venezuelan cellist graduate from El Sistema, Winner of the Federico Villena Competition was also First Prize winner of the Duo Parisot Cello Festival in 2000, and the Guama Music Festival, Venezuela, 1999. She has participated in the Hot Springs Music Festival, the Mimir Chamber Music Festival and the Aspen Music Festival in the United States, and has performed on international tours with the Aragua Symphony, The Nuevo Mundo string quartet and the World Orchestra to Europe, North and South America, China and Japan. She has also performed with Maracaibo, Miami, and San Bernardino Symphony Orchestras among others and has been a soloist with the Aragua Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Diaz has studied with David Cole at the NWSA and graduated with Honors from the NWSA/University of Florida. Also, in 2007 she got her Master degree in Music Performance at the University of Florida. Currently she is a Teaching Artist for Los Angeles Philharmonic, Harmony Project and VYMA Music Project at Longfellow Elementary School.

I also have the following expertise:

Orchestra conducting

Cello playing, teaching and sectional work

Chamber music coaching and master classes

Music theory

Music history

Latin American music

Developing long term work plans and practices techniques to develop an ensemble’s skills/sound/ensemble playing