Meet the musicians

Diego Miralles

Born in Los Angeles to Argentine immigrants, Diego Miralles began playing the cello at age 4. By the time he had graduated from grade school he had studied composition privately and taken advanced college level music courses at Pasadena Community College. At age 14 he had his first featured solo performance at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena, California soon after beginning his studies with Eleonore Schoenfeld. Miralles continued his studies in London and did his undergraduate work in Music Performance at the University of Southern California with Schoenfeld under a merit-based scholarship. He has also studied with Ron Leonard, John Waltz, Daniel Rothmuller and Ben Hong.

Miralles has exhibited all styles of music from early classical to new composition and popular genres. He has performed, toured and/or recorded with celebrated artists, most notably Yo-Yo Ma, Sting, Andrea Bocelli, Frank Sinatra Jr., Alexis Gershwin, Rod Stewart, Barry Manilow, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Composer/Arranger David Foster and has performed with contemporary artists such as Yana Reznik, Robert Gupta of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and many others from the LA Phil. He has played most recently with the Los Angeles Opera and over
the years with many regional orchestras including the New West Symphony, California Philharmonic, San Bernardino Symphony, Los Angeles Symphony and the Asia America Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of David Benoit. In 2009 Miralles formed the world class Hermes Piano Trio which performed in the Haydn festival at Saint Martin in the Fields, the Classic FM European Music Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria. The trio was featured and interviewed on many radio and TV stations in the region.

As an example of Mr. Miralles’ commitment to innovation and the continued evolution of high level and accessible live performance through the use of new visual techniques, he collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma and well known neuroscientist Antonio Damasio on a multi-media production in New York called – “Self Comes to Mind” composed by the New York-based Bruce Adolph. Miralles continues to experiment with ways of enhancing the symphonic hall experience by adding new visual and interactive dimensions to live performance. In 2014 he won the directorship of the Brentwood Westwood Symphony orchestra after a two-year associate conductor position under founder Alvin Mills. Diego brought his multimedia talents to the BWSO stage producing numerous unique and well received performances of animated film soundtracks.

Miralles performs on a Montagnana model cello, custom made in 1997 by his brother, world-renowned luthier, Mario Miralles.