Chiara Kingsley Dieguez
Chiara Kingsley Dieguez is an active orchestral and chamber musician based in the greater Washington D.C./ Baltimore area, where she performs regularly with the National Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Washington National Opera, and the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, in addition to her position as Principal Viola of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Dieguez also enjoys spending her summers playing with the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, as well as playing Principal Viola with the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra each February. As a chamber musician, Ms. Dieguez has collaborated with the Smithsonian Chamber Players, the Fessenden Ensemble of Washington, D.C., the IBIS Chamber Music Society of Arlington, Festival Baltimore, the Baltimore-based Sundays at Three and Chamber Music by Candlelight series, the Atlantic Chamber Ensemble of Richmond, VA, and the Mainly Mozart Festival of Miami. Before moving to the D.C. area in 2008, Ms. Dieguez served as Associate Principal Viola of the Phoenix Symphony for 7 years, and was formerly a member of the prizewinning Sonore String Quartet, the Downtown Chamber Series of Phoenix, and the Mainly Mozart Festival of San Diego, CA. Ms. Dieguez holds a Bachelor’s in Viola Performance from Arizona State University, where she studied with Dr. William Magers; and a Master’s in Viola Performance from University of MD, College Park, where she studied with Daniel Foster and Michael Tree.