VÍCTOR DÍAZ GUERRA
Born in Cáceres (Spain) in 1996, Víctor studied with Alejandro Parejo at the Hermanos Berzosa Music Conservatory in Cáceres, being awarded the Professional Music Studies National Prize; with António Saiote at ESMAE in Porto (Portugal), where he graduated at the age of 19; and with Yehuda Gilad at Colburn School, Los Angeles (USA) where he obtained the Master’s in Music and Artist Diploma.
He became the first Spanish clarinetist to win a prize at the prestigious Carl Nielsen International Competition (Denmark) obtaining 3rd Prize in 2019. He has also received 1st Prize in national and international competitions such as the International Clarinet Association (Italy, 2013), the European Clarinet Association (Poland, 2014), or the Pasadena Showcase Instrumental Competition (USA, 2016), among others.
Víctor has appeared as a soloist with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Copenhagen Philharmonic, the Colburn Orchestra, and the Orquesta Joven de Extremadura. He has premiered pieces by composers Esa-Pekka Salonen and Guillermo Iriarte, and his performances have been broadcasted by medici.tv and the Polish National Radio. A passionate chamber musician, he has collaborated with artists such as Noah Bendix-Balgley, Clive Greensmith, Fabio Bidini, Denis Bouriakov, José MaríaVillegas, Rodolfo Leone, Viano String Quartet and Dahlia String Trio.
He has been guest clarinet with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony, the Orquesta de Extremadura, the Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, and was a member of the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra, and the Orquesta Joven de Extremadura. He has performed under the baton of Valery Gergiev, Michael Tilson Thomas, Andrés Salado, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Marin Alsop, Stéphane Denève, and Christoph Eschenbach.
Víctor has received master classes from clarinetists such as Boris Allakverdyan, Michel Arrignon, Philippe Berrod, Martin Fröst, Wenzel Fuchs, Burt Hara, Florent Héau, and Stephen Williamson.