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About Professor Ubaldo Diaz-Acosta

Mr. Wisdom Tang, manager of Juliet Music and Art Center is a student of Prof. Diaz-Acosta

Ubaldo Diaz-Acosta graduated from the Conservatory of Havana and studied in Barcelona with Maria Canals and Alicia De Larrocha. He earned his Bachelors and Masters Degree in New York at the Manhattan School of Music. He has studied with various professional pianists whom includes Josephine Megret, an assistant of Maestro Claudio Arrau and with Arrau and also coached with Karl Ulrich Schnabel. Professor Schnabel has said of Mr. Diaz-Acosta having "considerable talent for passionate expression and is able to project various characteristics of music in definite contrasts." Mr. Diaz-Acosta has given Master classes in various countries including Central America, the United States and has served as a juror in may competitions. Mr. Diaz-Acosta has a wide performing background and has performed in the Aix-en-Provence in France, Varna Summer Festival in Bulgaria, and the Seville Festival in Spain along with other international festivals in the United States, Italy, Bulgaria, Canada, Mexico and Russia. His teaching style includes the relaxation and quality of sound, both in which are his area of expertise. His students have been awarded first prizes in international competitions. Mr. Diaz-Acosta founded the Albeniz institute of Music to develop the music of Spain and Latin America in the United States. His awards include a recognition award from the mayor of Avila, the Silver Plate award from the Toledo Conservatory in Spain as well as the American Scholarship association.

In his teaching experience, he has taught at Hunter College, SUNY Purchase, Aaron Copland School of Music, and Teachers College of Columbia University. He as a staff at the Manhattan College Pre-division since 1980. In the last two years, he has participated in the International Music Festival in Burgos, Spain.


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