Israel Symphony Rishon LeZion Appoints New Assistant Principal Cellist
Alejandra Díaz will begin her new job at the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion in March 2022.
Díaz was awarded the LSO String Experience Scheme in 2013 and became the first Spanish cellist in history to perform alongside the London Symphony Orchestra — as part of two concerts paying tribute to Claudio Abbado and Pierre Boulez at the Barbican Hall.
Obtaining a Masters of Performance at London's Guildhall School of Music & Dance in 2014 under Prof. Ursula Smith, Díaz is a former prize winner of the Carnegie Palmer Award of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, and a finalist of the Pablo Casals International Award.
As a principal cellist, she has appeared with the Orquesta Sinfónica Vigo 430, the Atlantic Coast Orchestra, the London Metropolitan Sinfonia, and the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra.
Alongside her performing career, Díaz holds a Masters in Teaching at the Santiago de Compostela University — where she currently serves as a cello professor. She also taught at the Juan Sebastían Elcano School from 2018-2020.
Díaz plays on a modern cello by Apostol Kaloferov (c.1990) and a Paolo Pamiro bow made in Málaga (c.2019).