Metropolitan Opera Solo English Horn Pedro Díaz joins pianist Adrienne Kim and Bronx Arts Ensemble winds for old and new favorites: the Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds and rarely heard works by Th. Siegrist and Santos Cota.
Pedro Díaz, English horn and oboe
Adrienne Kim, piano
Wilden Dannenberg, French horn
Mitchell Kriegler, clarinet
Atsuko Sato, bassoon
Santos Cota’s Sonatina for piano and English horn
Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds
Th. Siegrist’s Romanze for English horn and piano.
Performance by Young Bronx Artist Competition Winner Allison Arias, pictured below:
Before being named Solo English Horn with the Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera in 2005, Pedro Díaz had performed extensively on five continents. He has served extended tenures as oboe and/or English horn with the Filarmonica Jalisco (Mexico), the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia (Spain), the Natal Philharmonic (South Africa) and the Pittsburgh Opera. Díaz has lectured at Juilliard, Manhatan School of Music, The Hartt Music School, Duquesne University, the IDRS convention in Norman, Oklahoma and in Panama as well as in Italy, Mexico, Canada and Puerto Rico. A native of Puerto Rico, he received his early musical training there in the “Escuela Libre de Musica”, an esteemed public school for the performing arts. Along with his current duties at the Met, Mr. Díaz is a member of the faculties of The Juilliard School, as well as Artist-in-Residence at SUNY Stony Brook University. Video below: