Originally from Costa Rica, Diego Suarez has been an active soloist since his early years of playing. He has performed in a number of venues in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, and has won many awards and prizes in international piano competitions. More recently, he has participated in festivals such as the Art of the Piano in Cincinnati, the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York, the Honeywell Arts Academy in Indiana, the Charleston Chamber Music Institute, and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. Diego released his first CD in 2012 with a live recording of Liszt’s 12 Transcendental Etudes and was featured on The Classical Station WCPE, in North Carolina. Diego holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston in South Carolina and a master’s degree from the Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Georgia, under guidance of Dr. Evgeny Rivkin.