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 BostonGlobe) 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 was born in Santiago, Chile in 1964, and began studying the cello at the age of five. Mr. Diaz graduated from the New England Conservatory where he worked with Laurence Lesser and Colin Carr.
Virginia Dupuy has earned a reputation as one of the finest recital and concert singers in the United States. . She has championed American music in recordings of the Grammy-nominated Voces Americanas, and she premiered the role of “Crone” in Conrad Susa’s opera Wise Women. Fanfare magazine hailed her recording of Dominick Argento’s Pulitzer Prize winner From the Diary of Virginia Woolf as one of the top classical recordings of the year. Ms. Dupuy made her Lincoln Center debut with the American Symphony Orchestra at Avery Fisher Fisher Hall and has appeared with the orchestras of Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth, Eugene and Honolulu.