Roberto Diaz

WRTI Arts Desk
11:27 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Keeping Up With The Aizuri Quartet

Left to right: Miho Saegusa, Zoe Martin-Doike (Violin '13), President Michelle Bachelet, Karen Ouzonian, Ayane Kosaza (Viola '12) and Curtis President and CEO Roberto Diaz
Alex Ibanez

Last January, Delaware Governor Jack Markell welcomed Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to the Port of Wilmington, a major entry point for fresh fruit from Chile. Bachelet's focus on trade also included a night at a sold-out dinner organized by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and its Chilean-American counterpart.   

Between the two stops, President Bachelet took a detour from the economic agenda, stopping at the Curtis Institute of Music. WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston was there.  

Radio Script:

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Philadelphia Music Makers
5:35 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

A Violinist, a Violist, and the Romance of Tradition

Elissa Lee Koljonen, photo credit: J. Henry Fair

After violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 1994, she was invited to perform at the Cape and Islands Chamber Music Festival (now the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival). At a rehearsal there, she confessed to the violist she was to perform with that she had never before performed the popular Halvorsen Passacaglia for violin and viola (based on music of Handel). The violist, Roberto Díaz, then admitted the same thing to her.

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Creatively Speaking
7:20 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Roberto Diaz: Once A Violist...

Violist Roberto Diaz

When Roberto Diaz graduated from being principal violist of The Philadelphia Orchestra to president of the Curtis Institute, you could easily assume that one of the city's most charismatic performers would be mostly found behind a desk. Instead, The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns finds him preparing to premiere Jennifer Higdon's Viola Concerto, just one of the 70 to 80 other engagements he'll play in the coming year.

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ENCORE!
9:20 pm
Sat May 18, 2013

The Chamber Orchestra Of Philadelphia On WRTI: Mozart, Brosse, and Antheil on May 19th

Violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen

Join us on Sunday at 5 pm for our monthly Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia broadcast. Music Director Dirk Brossé conducts, with soloists Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin, and Roberto Diaz, viola.

Program:

MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K.364
Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin
Roberto Diaz, viola
Dirk Brossé, conductor
 
ANTHEIL: Serenade for String Orchestra
Dirk Brossé, conductor