BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Diaz is an internationally renowned classical pianist originally from Lima, Peru. Dr. Valeria Diaz is a solo artist, chamber music collaborator and mentor with more than eighteen years of experience at both national and international levels with a strong level of performance and leadership skills. She has been a featured soloist in on numerous occasions with Lima (Peru), Perugia (Italy) and Texas Tech Symphony Orchestras. She is an active collaborator of Chamber Music Ensembles and an advocate of SOFIA, Foundation for the Arts in Toluca, Mexico. 

Valeria Díaz has won top prizes in many Piano Competitions,  including the Concerto Competition in Lima, Peru, Margaret Guttmann Piano Competition in Atlanta, Southeastern Piano Competition in North Carolina,  MTNA State Competition in South Carolina, and Texas Tech Concerto Competition.

As an educator, Dr. Diaz is an exceptional educator who brings her enthusiasm, love and many years of expertise to every lesson. Her students excel at playing with excellent technique, expression and feeling. One of Dr. Diaz’s main goals is to inspire the love of music making, teaching students how to use creatively the semantics of the music language.

She has served as faculty at Charleston Academy of Music, Markham College, National Conservatory of Music and Orpheus Academy of Music, where she currently has a full studio. Furthermore, she has also had a teaching position at Texas Tech University and University of Florida. She currently belongs to the Music National Teacher Association, where she has presented her doctor’s doctoral research lecture and recital based on “The unique mix of Peruvian folk elements with Western techniques of the 20th-Century.”

Over the course of her career, Dr. Diaz has worked with hundreds of students in private lessons, masterclasses, musicianship classes, chamber music sessions, and concerts. With the SOFIA foundation for the Arts, she is organizing an international piano festival and competition that will take place every summer in Toluca, Mexico.

EDUCATION

Texas Tech University- Lubbock, Texas  

Doctor of Musical Arts, Piano Pedagogy

University of Florida School of Music- Gainesville, Florida

Master of Music in Piano Performance

College of Charleston- Charleston, South Carolina

Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance

National Conservatory– Lima, Perú

Undergraduate studies of Piano

National Conservatory– Lima, Perú

Studies of Music with Piano Concentration