Andrés Díaz

Andrés Díaz

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Díaz was born in Santiago, Chile in 1964, and began studying the cello at the age of five. Three years later he moved to Atlanta, Ga., and studied at the Georgia Academy of Music with Martha Gerchefski. Díaz graduated from the New England Conservatory, where he worked with Laurence Lesser and Colin Carr, and currently plays an active role in chamber music performances with the Conservatory’s faculty. He served for five years as Associate Professor of Cello at the Boston University and Co-Director of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Quartet Program, resigning in September 2001. Díaz now lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife Julie and sons Peter Manuel and Gabriel Andrés. Presently, he is Professor of Cello at Southern Methodist University. During his spare time Díaz races his 1997 Dodge Viper. He plays a 1698 Matteo Goffriller Cello and a bow made by his father, Manuel Díaz.

Díaz holds The Koerner Chair in Cello at The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
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