Diaz, Circe | Cello

Diaz, Circe  | Cello

Circe Diaz-Gamero is an award-winning Venezuelan cellist hailing from El Sistema, Venezuela’s acclaimed youth music program. She was a student of magnet school New World School of Arts in Florida, studying under David Cole, as well as a cello performance student at the University of Florida– graduating both academic programs with honors. Ms. Diaz also holds a Master’s Degree in Cello Performance from the University of Florida.

Ms. Diaz has performed as a touring featured cellist with The Nuevo Mundo String Quartet, the World Orchestra String Quartet, and as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of Aragua and the Whittier Symphony Orchestra, among others. She was also a principal cellist for the World Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, among others.

Currently, Ms. Diaz is the principal cellist with the Pacific Opera Project. She also is a Teaching Artist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Whittier Youth Orchestra, and Santa Monica Conservatory of Music, and is the conductor of the Watts-Willowbrook Conservatory Youth Orchestra and Harmony Project at Longfellow Elementary School. She is a founding member of the JAC Trio, and the Yellow Bird String Quartet. She also is a recording artist for Warner Bros. Studios and Sony Studios.

Circe ofrece classes de cello en Espanol


  1. It’s hard to express how lucky we feel to have landed with Irene, piano teacher for my son, and Circe, cello teacher for my daughter (and for me, too!) We’ve been coming every week to SMCM for a long time and the experience is everything we could hope for and more. Irene and Circe are extraordinary musicians, educators, and people. My kids enjoy every lesson, even as they are being challenged. As a parent I also appreciate the formality of the school system, where students and teachers are part of (and accountable to) a larger body, full of diverse ages and instruments, coming together often for free concerts and recitals. In no small part thanks to their patient, creative, energetic, disciplined, warm, inspiring, talented teachers, musicmaking is for my kids both fun and serious, and also POSSIBLE. They feel capable of making music, and they do! (Needless to say I’ve observed many of SMCM’s other teachers in action, too, and the caring and professionalism seems to be across the board.)

  2. My 15 year old daughter has been studying cello with Circe for the past year and a half. Circe is a great teacher and connects with my daughter on a level that goes beyond the technique and written music. She makes an effort to connect via feelings, emotion, and imagery as well as sharing her life experiences as a professional cellist. These elements introduce the passion behind the music. My daughter is always challenged and is learning to play with skill and passion. She always enjoys her lessons with Circe!

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