Georgia native Gabriela Díaz began her musical training at the age of five, studying piano with her mother, and the next year, violin with her father. Ms. Díaz came to Boston to study at New England Conservatory, where she completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, studying with James Buswell. As a cancer survivor, Ms. Díaz is committed to cancer research and treatment. In 2004 Ms. Díaz was a recipient of a grant from the Albert Schweitzer Foundation. This grant enabled her to begin organizing a series of chamber music concerts in cancer units at various hospitals in Boston called the Boston Hope Ensemble. Devoted to contemporary music, Ms. Díaz has been fortunate to work closely with many significant living composers on their own compositions, namely Pierre Boulez, Magnus Lindberg, Frederic Rzewski, Alvin Lucier, John Zorn, Osvaldo Golijov, Steve Reich, Brian Ferneyhough, Lee Hyla, Hans Tutschku, and Helmut Lachenmann. Ms. Díaz is a member of several Boston-area new music groups, including Sound Icon, Ludovico Ensemble, Dinosuar Annex, Firebird Ensemble, and Callithumpian Consort. Ms. Díaz can be heard on New World, Centaur, BMOPSound, Mode, and Tzadik records.

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