Cellist Andrés Díaz performs in Meadows Distinguished Artist Recital Series Feb. 2

andres-diaz-150.jpgInternationally acclaimed cellist, recording artist and Meadows Associate Professor Andrés Díaz will perform in the Meadows School of the Arts’ 2007-08 Distinguished Artist Recital Series Feb. 2. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center.

Since winning First Prize in the 1986 Naumburg International Cello Competition, the most prestigious cello competition in the world, Díaz has established an international performing and recording career. He has appeared with major orchestras from South America to the Soviet Union to Japan to New Zealand and has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress and the Spoleto Festival. His award-winning recordings include a CD featuring the works of Martinu, Lutoslawski and Rachmaninoff that won the 2003 Classical Recording Foundation Award – and, according to the Wall Street Journal, is a top pick on Yo-Yo Ma’s iPod.

Tickets are $7 for faculty and staff. For more information, contact the Meadows Ticket Office, 8-2787 (8-ARTS). Read more about Díaz in SMU Research magazine.