Senio Diaz was born in Siena, Italy, in October 1955. His guitar teachers were his father, maestro Alirio Díaz, professor Umberto Incutti, professors Angelo Amato in the “Benedetto Marcello” Conservatory in Venice, and Carlo Carfagna of the “Santa Cecilia” Conservatory in Rome, where he finished his studies and earned a degree as a guitar professor. He studied harmony, counterpoint and musical forms with the teachers Carlo Cammarota and Armando Renzi, in the Pontificio Instituto de Música Sacra. He has worked as a guitar professor at the “Juan José Landaeta” Conservatory in Caracas, and has performed several times for the RAI (Italian Radio and Television). Now Diaz is Guitar Professor in Conservatory “Giuseppe Martucci” Salerno (Italy). For several years he has worked as a concert musician, performing solo and in a duo with his late father, as well as performing in chamber music groups in the main Italian and international music centers, such as the Academia Nacional de Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas, the Royal Academy of London and La Maison de l’Amerique Latine in Paris.

Diaz has also served as a judge for important international guitar competitions. Senio Alirio Diaz has played as a soloist and special guest with Venezuela Joung Orchestra under the prestigious direction by M. Jose Antonio Abreu, who founded the Sistema Young Orchestras of Venezuela and under many other famous conductors. He is Assistant President of the Fundacion Alirio Diaz, with the goal of diffusing guitar music in all over the world with a special attention for Latino-American repertoire. Senio is the founder of National Guitar Competition “Alirio Diaz” of Venezuela and international Guitar Competition “Alirio Diaz” in Rome. Maestro Andrés Segovia gave him one of his instruments in recognition of Senio Díaz’s artistic merits.

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