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Pedro Díaz

Pedro Díaz

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.

For more information on Pedro Díaz, check out http://www.pedrordiaz.com/home.