Diego Zecharies is a highly dedicated professional musician who has mastered his art globally, branching out as recording artist, professor, soloist, principal bass, producer and pedagogue, born in Montevideo Uruguay, nowadays based in Spain.
Diego served as Principal Bass position at the following orchestras: The Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the bandArt Orchestra, Brandenburg Symphoniker, Philharmonie Potsdam, Sinfonica di Milano. He also is assiduously invited as Principal Bass at the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana (Lugano, Switzerland); the Ensemble Les-Dissonances (Paris); the Israel Philharmonic; the Jerusalem Chamber Orchestra and joined the Luzern Festival Orchestra, among others.
As a chamber music artist Diego played with Emmanuel Ax, Christian Zacharias and Elizabeth Leonskaya, and in symphonic concerts, with world-class conductors such as Mehta, Maazel, Abbado, Nagano, Ashkenazy, Temirkanov, Pappano, Sinopoli, Ozawa, Welzer Möst and soloists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Yuri Bashmet, Anna Sophie Mutter, F.P. Zimmerman, Martha Argerich, Alfred Brendel, Maurizio Pollini, Gordan Nikolic and others, always as Principal Bass.
Diego is Principal Solo Bass in Galicia Symphony Orchestra from the year 2002 and member of the Balthasar Neumann Choir & Ensemble since 2017.
Renowned as a very active and passionate soloist, Diego’s research has brought him to perform some world-premiere material including entire unaccompanied Double Bass recitals, like at the BASS EUROPE Convention in Amsterdam 2014 and ISB World Convention 2015 in Denver (U.S.A) with great appreciation both critics and public.
Diego has given numerous master classes in Europe, South América and Asia, been assigned as coach on many youth orchestras across Spain and Germany and has recently been appointed as Director of the International Double Bass Festival of Montevideo and Director of the Double-Bass Cathedra of the Uruguayan National Orchestral Training Plan. This cathedra foresees a minimum of 3 seminars with solo recitals and telematic virtual master classes given throughout the year, plus an international festival every 2 years. In Spain, Diego is the Artistic and Musical Director of the “ReSuena Project”, which brings together kids from diverse cultural and social backgrounds, throughout the creation of youth symphony orchestras and choirs all over the city, project originally inspired on Venezuela’s “El Sistema de Orquestas”.