Biography

Diego Kohn, about me

I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. My musical interests are in performing, composing, improvising and teaching.

I started my musical education at the age of 8, studying piano at the Artistic Cultural Institute in Buenos Aires. I graduated  in Master in musical performance Improvisation (Music Academy of Basel, Switzerland) and Licentiate in music with specialisation in composition (National University of Arts, Argentina). Currently I am pursuing a MA in analysis and teaching in music theory with particular focus on the open scores and improvisation at the university of arts Zurich (ZHdK).
I obtained scholarships and mentions from Argentinian University of Arts, National found of Arts (Argentina), Basel Music Academy, Municipality of the city of Buenos Aires.

As a performer I was on stage in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Spain, Hong Kong, China, France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Israel among other countries.

As a violinist and violist I was a member of several symphony orchestras in Buenos Aires and in Switzerland. Also I have worked in different tango orchestras like Orquesta Tipica Imperial, Orquesta tipica El Afronte, El Cabure with which touring in Europe and America.

I am working in improvisation from different approaches: researching, performing and teaching. I founded severals improvisations ensembles for example the Argentinian Ensemble of Improvisers.

My interest in interdisciplinary projects has led me to collaborate with artists from other disciplines like dance, literature and visual arts.

Teaching music is an fundamental part of my career. I worked in the Department of Performing Arts of the UNA (National University of Arts, Argentina) as assistant of counterpoint and fugue. I also founded my own school of music «Ostinato», besides my dedication in private teaching for over 20 years. I organized workshops and courses in free improvisation and collective composing at the National University of Arts of Argentina, ZHdK University of Arts Zurich, WIM (Werkstatt für Improvisierte Musik Zurich, Switzerland), Studio Alpha Twenty (Hong Kong), National University of Quilmes (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Manuel de Falla Superior Conservatory of Music (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

Currently, I’m living in Zurich, Switzerland. I teach violin, viola and music theory at the music school Hug and for my private students.

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