Diego Espinosa

Diego Espinosa  

Diego Espinosa (1978-) Mexican multi-percussionist who founded The Electronic Hammer computer-percussion trio and Ear Massage percussion quartet with whom he has been awarded the 2nd Prize at The International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition 2009 and 3rd Prize at The International Percussion Competition, Luxembourg 2005.

He has been a steady member of many different ensembles in Holland, such as: Atlas Ensemble, Amsterdam percussion group, Slagwerk Den Haag, Ziggurat Ensemble, Insomnio Ensemble, Soil Ensemble and has played for other groups like AskoSchoenberg Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, Ives Ensemble, ChampdAction, Aphids, New European Ensemble, Lumínico, Hans Hof Ensemble, Dansworks Rotterdam, Leine & Roebana, and De Doelen Ensemble.

Espinosa has performed in all five continents in a huge variety of festivals and venues collaborating with artists such as John Zorn, Steve Reich, John Luther Adams, Kajia Saariaho, Pierre Boulez, Frederic Rzewski, Alvin Curran, Theo Loevendie, Peter Adriaansz, Yannis Kyriakides, Mayke Nas, Anthony Pateras, Philippe Leroux, Guo Wenjing, Seung-Ah-Oh, David Young, Martijn Padding, Rodrigo Sigal, Alejandro Castaños, Hugo Morales, Roi Naschon, Ali N’Diaye Rose, and Mario Jáuregui.

Diego has been a guest teacher at the NJO (Nationaal Jeugd Orkest, The Netherlands) and conductor of the NJO Percussion Ensemble.

At the moment he lives in Montreal, Canada where he is a doctorate candidate at McGill University with the MIDAS, Schullich and Provost fellowships.

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