Current position(s): Solo English Horn with Orchestra of Metropolitan Opera since 2005; Artist-in-Residence at SUNY Stony Brook University
Previous position(s): He has served extended tenures as oboe and/or English horn with Filarmonica Jalisco (Mexico), Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia (Spain), Natal Philharmonic (South Africa), and Pittsburgh Opera
Education: Escuela Libre de Música
Recordings: recorded works for English horn by composers Gaetano Donizetti and Giuseppe Pilotti
Solo appearances: Spoleto Festival (Italy), New York Symphonic Ensemble (Japan tour), Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa, Puerto Rico Symphony, and two IDRS conferences
Commentary by critics: Díaz’s playing has been described by critics as evocative, eloquent, and expressive.
Notable performances/accomplishments: Díaz has been a guest musician with Chicago Symphony and New York Philharmonic. He collaborated as a performer/teacher at Aspen, Alba Music Festival, Le Domain Forget (Quebec), Bel Canto Institute, FOSJA (Puerto Rico), and Panama Double Reed Festival.
Teaching Opportunities: Díaz has lectured at Julliard, Manhattan School of Music, Hart Music School, and Duquesne University. He has given masterclasses in Panama, Italy, Mexico, Canada, Leipzig, and Berlin.