Díaz Lara

Díaz Lara

About this project

Lara Díaz is an active Spanish clarinetist and bass clarinet soloist. She has performed at major festivals worldwide (Europe, USA, Canada, South America and Asia), both as a soloist, with Trio Contrastes and the Formica’s Age Duo (violin and bass clarinet). She works disseminating contemporary music, having premiered several works specially composed for these chamber music groups and for her.

Lara is often invited to teach masterclass and to performance at international clarinet festivals (ICA ClarinetFest 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023;  5th ,6th ,7th 9th, 10th and 11th European Clarinet Festival; Dream Clarinet Academy, Baoding- China, International Festival “Il mondo d’il clarinetto” by Accademia Italiana del Clarinetto, Symposium for Clarinetists – UNESP Sao Paulo, Brazil, ClarMeet Porto, Encontro Internacional de Clarinete, Clariperu’s Taller para Jóvenes Clarinetistas and Congreso Latinoamericano de Clarinetistas Clariperú-Lima, 2018 – 2019, Xacobeo ClarinetFest 2021, Tenerife ClarinetFest 2021, Gran Canaria International Clarinet Festival 2022…). She is part of the Artistic commitee of ICA Low Clarinet Festival, Glendale, Az, 2023.

She acts as a jury at international clarinet and bass clarinet competitions (Saverio Mercadante, ICA Young Artist Competition 2021, TICC competition, Samnium Benevento, Harry Spaarnay, Guy Deplus, Silverstein Works…).

She is a professor in Salamanca and leads “Antonio Romero” clarinet and bass clarinet masterclasses since 2003. Wind section leader of the “City of Salamanca” Symphony Orchestra.

Lara is the Spain country chair for the ICA and board member of the European Clarinet Association.

She has recently published the transcription for bass clarinet of Manuel de Falla’s Suite popular española in Manuel de Falla ediciones.

She has also received a Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American literature at the University of Salamanca.

She has been recognized with the 2021 Salamanca’s Woman award in the category of culture by the Tierno Galván Association.

Lara is a Royal Global Clarinets and Silverstein Ligatures performing artist.