Diana Rosa Alvarez Diaz, originally from Havana, Cuba, began her musical studies at the age of seven on the piano and began playing clarinet at the age of ten. She studied at the Conservatory of Music “Amadeo Roldan”, received her Bachelors in Music degree, and studied a chamber music postgraduate course at the Universidad de Las Artes (ISA) in Havana, Cuba. She pursued a Master's Degree in Music Performance at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA.
Diana has attended several Music Festivals and competitions in her country and participated in the International Woodwind Festival (IWWF 2012) in the United States. Besides, she has participated in Masterclasses with renowned professors such as Wenzel Fuchs, Richard Vieille, Jorge Rotter, Jorge Montilla, and Georgi Fedorenko.
She was a member of the Clarinet Quartet “Ebanos de La Habana” for five years and also worked with the “Camerata Romeu” Orchestra, the Opera and Ballet Orchestra of Cuba, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba as a Bb Clarinet and Bass Clarinet. She also worked as a clarinet teacher at the Conservatory of Music Guillermo Tomas and received pedagogical training with a Teaching Assistantship at Cambridge Upper School.
Currently, she holds her own Clarinet Studio, an educator at Milton Public Schools in MA, a member of the "Four Beats Clarinet Ensemble" and the Paquito D'Rivera's Clarinet Quartet.
Diana works since 2020 as a Video Editor and Musician for NEA Jazz Master and Multigrammy Winner Paquito D'Rivera.