New PARMA Artist: Diego Vega

We are delighted to welcome Diego Vega to the PARMA family!

Colombian-American composer Diego Vega is set to record his orchestral piece, “Red Rock,” with PARMA in the Czech Republic this month. “Red Rock” is a symphonic poem commissioned by the Henderson Symphony and its music director, Taras Krysa, back in 2013. Diego describes the piece as “a gliding trip over the stunning landscape of the Red Rock Canyon, with its sharp geological contrasts, its ever-changing shapes, and its surprising colors.”

Vega’s works have been performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls in the United States, Europe, and Latin America and by ensembles such as the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Eighth Blackbird, Ensemble X, the Colombian National Symphony, the Bogotá Philharmonic, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, the Maîtrise de Notre-Dame de Paris, internationally acclaimed soloists, and many more. He also has written commissioned works for the Colombian National Symphony, Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, the Cornell Symphony and the Cornell Chorus, and the Salvi Foundation and the Cartagena International Music Festival.

Vega has a wide variety of compositions that he has written for soloists, a variety of chamber groups, symphony orchestras, wind ensembles, and choral ensembles. Along with his performances and commissioned work, Vega teaches composition and theory at the UNLV School of Music. Vega holds degrees from Cornell University (DMA), University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (MM), and Universidad Javeriana (BM) in Bogota, Colombia, and has served as faculty at Syracuse University and Universidad Javeriana.

Diego’s music has been recorded by the Colombian National Symphony, the Manolov String Quartet, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, the Eafit Orchestra, Soli Chamber Ensemble, Pascal Marsault and the Paris Brass Quintet, and pianist Radostina Petkova, among others.

To learn more about Diego, you can check out his website here and hear a performance of his music via the video player below. Welcome, Diego!


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