Cellist Andres Diaz in Recital - Lev Aronson Legacy Festival
Lev Aronson Legacy Festival - Concert Series; Tuesday June 10th, 7pm SMU Caruth Auditorium
Since winning the First Prize in the 1986 Naumburg International Cello Competition, Mr. Diaz has exhilarated both critics and audiences with his intense and charismatic performances. He has earned exceptional reviews for his "strongly personal interpretive vision" (The New York Times) and his "bold and imaginative" playing (The Boston Globe) and was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant as well as a generous grant from the Susan W. Rose Fund for Music in 1998.
Andres Diaz's numerous orchestral appearances have included return engagements with the Atlanta Symphony under the late conductor Robert Shaw; performances with the American Symphony at Carnegie Hall, the symphony orchestras of Milwaukee, Seattle, Rochester under Christopher Seaman, the Boston Pops and Esplanade Orchestras, the Chicago Symphony at the Ravinia Festival with Edo de Waart conducting, and the National Symphony Orchestra. Among the highlights of Mr. Diaz's recent seasons are tours of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Hawaii, and Canada performing in recital and with orchestra; appearances in Chile, Venezuela, Argentina, the Dominican Republic; a series of concerts in the Soviet Union where he performed as soloist with Russia's Saratov Symphony in the cities of Saratov and Moscow; and a tour of the major cities in New Zealand with the New Zealand Chamber Orchestra.
Andres Diaz's debut solo recording on MusicMasters of works by Manuel de Falla and Robert Schumann with pia- nist Samuel Sanders was acclaimed by The Boston Globe as "strong and subtle; everything Diaz does has personality and, better than that, character." On the Dorian label, the two artists have also released Brahms's Sonatas for Piano and Cello; Russian Romantics, a compilation of short Russian works; and most recently American Visions, featuring works of Barber, Bernstein and Foote. Mr. Diaz's most recent release features the six Bach Suite on the Azica Records label, also available at ArkivMusic.
This recital is part of the Lev Aronson Legacy Festival, and includes the following repetoire:
Tuesday, June 10th at 7:00 pm in SMU Caruth Auditorium
Andres Diaz, Cello
Elena Zyl, piano
Jon Lee, percussion
Drew Lang, percussion
Lane Harder, percussion
Daniel Medina, percussion
Brian Thornton, cello
Menotti Suite for Two Cellos
Xi Wang Rhapsody for Solo Cello
Tan Dun Elegy Snow in June for Cello and Percussion
Caruth Auditorium, The Meadows School of the Arts, S.M.U.
6101 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205
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