Amanda Diaz

Musician Bio: 

Amanda Diaz began studying music at the age of five. She received her Bachelor's in viola performance at the University of Miami and was awarded a full scholarship to be a part of the Stamps String Quartet. With the ensemble, Amanda studied chamber music intensively for four years and received several opportunities such as working with the Juilliard String Quartet in a rigorous seminar in New York. Amanda has performed in master classes for Robert Vernon and Lynne Ramsey, Principal and Associate Principal violists of The Cleveland Orchestra, Chauncey Patterson of the Miami String Quartet, Eli Matthews, violinist of The Cleveland Orchestra, and Mark Kosower, principal cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra. At the University of Miami Amanda took part in the Henry Mancini Institute and performed with artists such as Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, George Benson, Kevin Spacey, Shelly Berg, Edgar Meyer, and Joshua Bell. In May of 2016 Amanda received her Master's degree in viola performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Mark Jackobs, violist of The Cleveland Orchestra. During her time in Cleveland she cultivated an interest in arts administration and was accepted to a prestigious internship with The Cleveland Orchestra. Currently, Amanda is performing with various orchestras in South Florida and working on a project categorizing all arts grants at the Knight Foundation. In June she will be moving to New York City to further pursue her career in arts administration.