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Diego Vega, D.M.A.

Coordinator, Theory
Department(s): Music
Office: HFA 233
Phone: 702-895-5040
Email: diego.vega@unlv.edu

Biography

Diego Vega is a Colombian-American composer. His music has been performed in some of the most important concert halls in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America by ensembles such as the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Eighth Blackbird, Ensemble X, the Colombian National Symphony, the Bogotá Philharmonic, the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, the Maîtrise de Notre-Dame de Paris, the Soli Chamber Ensemble, and several internationally acclaimed soloists and chamber groups. Vega has written commissioned works for the Colombian National Symphony, Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, the Cornell Symphony, the Cornell Chorus, and the Salvi Foundation and the Cartagena International Music Festival. His works have been recorded by the Colombian National Symphony, the Manolov String Quartet, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, the Moravian Philharmonic, the Eafit Orchestra, Soli Chamber Ensemble, Pascal Marsault and the Paris Brass Quintet, and pianist Radostina Petkova, among others.

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 on the faculty at Syracuse University and Universidad Javeriana.

Diego Vega has written music for soloists, a variety of chamber groups, symphony orchestras, wind and choral ensembles. He has incorporated elements of Colombian traditional music into some of these works.