Circe Diaz is a Venezuelan cellist graduate from El Sistema. She was the winner of the Federico Villena Competition and the First Prize winner of the Duo Parisot Cello Festival in 2000, and the Guama Music Festival, Venezuela, 1999. She has participated in the Hot Springs Music Festival, the Mimir Chamber Music Festival and the Aspen Music Festival in the United States, and has performed on international tours with the Aragua Symphony, The Nuevo Mundo string quartet and the World Orchestra to Europe, North and South America, South Africa, China and Japan. She has also performed with Maracaibo, Miami and San Bernardino Symphony Orchestras among others and has been a soloist with the Aragua Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Diaz has studied with David Cole at the NWSA and graduated with Honors from the New World School of the Arts/University of Florida. Also, in 2007 she got her Master degree in Music Performance at the University of Florida. Currently she is a Teaching Artist for Los Angeles Philharmonic, Whittier Youth Orchestra, Rosemead High School, Santa Monica Conservatory and VYMA Music Project at Longfellow Elementary School (El Sistema inspire program).
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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.)
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!