Ana Maria Diaz Herrera, VIOLA
A native Colombian, Ana Diaz Herrera focuses but not limited herself as an orchestra musician.
Her musical education started at the Conservatorio del Tolima, in Ibague, Colombia. She
stabilized herself in Bogotá in 2010 and distributed her time playing in the two main orchestras
in Bogota, Orquesta Sinfónica de Colombia and Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá; in addition,
she was appointed a member of FOSBO (Fundación Orquesta Sinfónica de Bogotá) where she
served as both principal viola and section viola. Ana has participated in other orchestras in the
United States and China, including the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, Meridian Symphony
Orchestra, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, University of Delaware Symphony Orchestra,
Tianjin Juilliard Symphony Orchestra, Rutgers Symphony Orchestra.
In the Spring of 2019, she was appointed as the new violist of the Kahlo String Quartet which is
based in the Philadelphia area. They were selected to participate in an Audience Engagement
Intensive program at Carnegie Hall in partnership with the New York City Department of
Ana holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. While
attending USM, Ana also worked as the International-String Recruitment Coordinator of the
Music School. Then, she studied with Dr. Elias Goldstein at the University of Delaware and in
2020 she joined the inaugural class of the Tianjin Juilliard School and completed a degree in
Orchestral Studies with Professor Sheila Browne. Currently, she is pursuing her Doctoral degree
in Viola Performance at Rutgers University where she is a student of Professor Daniel Panner.
Her music career has taken her from Colombia to different countries and given her the
opportunity to perform and work in different stages around Europe, The United States, China and