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Luis Eduardo Orias Diz

This guitarist has trained for three years in France with Roberto AUSSEL & Javier HINOJOSA and has participated in several Seminars and training courses in Argentina and abroad.

He was selected one of the finalists for the International Scholarship Kate Neal Kinley Memorial and obtained a distinction in the U.F.A.M. Contest in Paris and got later a scholarship for two years granted by the International Cooperation Secretary from the Ministry of Culture and Education. He ended up his studies with 4 Golden Medals.

Director of the project of the School of Guitar in La Cumbrecita County and, at the same time he worked intensively as performer, not only in that place but also in Villa Berna and Villa Gral. Belgrano (Cordoba-Argentine)

He has worked as a soloist and with different Chamber Music Groups all over the country and gave concerts and auditions in Illinois, Köln, Nice, Paris & London. In 1999 he was the chose guitarist for the First Word Premier of “Octeto”, from Germán Cancián and “Viento Del Este” from Juan Pablo Simoniello. At the same time he performed the same year three concerts with Master Walter Heinze as soloist and Duet, dedicated to his works.

In 2002, he performed the Word Premier of “Nebula-music for two Guitars” from the young Argentinean composer Fernando Schulmeier. In December he edited his first CD with works from Hans Werner Henze, Torû Takemitsu, Leo Brouwer, Fernando Schulmeier and Juan Pablo Simoniello and performed it in 2003 in Buenos Aires, and Dresden.

In 2004, he has begun with the edition from his second CD in La Habana, Cuba with works from Eduardo Martín and invited as the guitarist of the “Companía Oblícua” (Contemporary Music Ensemble), invited to work in 2005 at the Residencies Project in the Experimental Center (Colon Theater – Buenos Aires). With them have recently opened a first Cd “Latitud Sur”.

He participated as performer and member of the International jury of the “III and IV International Festival Cochabamba – (Bolivia)” in 2004 and 2005 and to open the “XI Festival Guitars of the World” 2005 and 2007 in Argentina, where he performed the premier of “Acrilicos en la Sonrisa”, his second CD.

In 2006 he was selected to representing Argentine at the International Guitar Festival Bolivar Hall in London with the generous support of the Argentinean Council and gave concerts and Masterclasses in the “Xème Rencontres de la Guitare Classique” (Nice-France).

He currently teaches in different points of Argentine invited to give conferences, Masterclasses and concerts.

In 2007 he edited two chamber music CD´s: “Kammermusik” (containing works from Takemitsu, Reich, Henze, Berio and Franciosi) and “Interludio” with the Whales’ guitarist Adam Khan (this work was opened in March 2008 at the “IX ICPNA Festival of Classical Guitar – Lima (Perú)”

His last CD/EP was dedicated to Steve Reich's masterpiece: "Electric Counterpont" (available on CDBaby)

Luis Eduardo ORIAS DIZ

Argentina is enriched by excellent guitar players, both in the popular and the classical music styles. Regarding the latter, it is difficult to find musicians daring to go beyond the solid barriers of the standard repertoire for the instrument, which is usually built during the years of study at the Conservatory.
This is not the case of Luis Eduardo Orias Diz, who shows his quality as an interpreter and his intelligence to build his own repertoire in his brillant debut album, without any concessions, being attractive at the same time.
Orias Diz is definitively positioned within the 20th Century and Contemporary music, by combining significant composers, even trespassing the guitar microenvironment, such as Hans Werner Henze or Torû Takemitsu, and includes two Argentine works, one duet and an octet, thus providing the CD with differents sounds.

Martín Liut
(La Nación Journal-Buenos Aires)

“The CD consists of three works by Henze, Brouwer and Takemitsu which are recognized as modern classic number and two Argentina modern pieces. His performances of the former three works have mature composure in a sense and exquisitely extracts lyrical atmosphere from them”

Nobuaki Nagaoka (Gendai Guitar- Japan)

Probably, if I was to make calculations, (too useless a thing, unless we are excited about statistic and figures), the guitar would be the most played instrument throughout the Western world. Disregarding the hypothetical and infinite list of guitar amateurs, there is a great number of professionals who master its technique; however, as the ancients masters would say, they do not translate their heart and soul into sounds. For this reason, Luis Eduardo Orias Diz’ work is a very nice surprise from many aspects. On the one hand, he adds to his impeccable school a personal, vibrant and suggesting touch, inviting to meditation. On the other, together with a series of compositions by a known worshiper of the instrument, such as Leo Brouwer, he offers musical pieces by Hans Werner Henze and Torû Takemitsu, and the Argentine composers Fernando M. Schulmeier and Juan P. Simoniello (...).
Claudio Ratier
(Cantabile Magazine- Buenos Aires)

"In this programme of 20th/21st century music.the argentinian guitarist Luis Eduardo Orias Diz shows himself to be of high technical and musical standard; his attention to detail in the score reading is very commendable. The three works by Henze, Brouwer andTakemitsu are dispatched with an enviable clarity in performance with the player demonstrating a remarkable delicacy where required.

Steve Marsh (Classical Guitar – London)