Diego Garza-Romero began playing the double bass at age 12 and he is now starting his sophomore year as a performance major at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where he studies with Dr. George Amorim. Despite his young age, Diego has already collected many accolades and awards. He was a four-year member of the National Youth Orchestra of the USA, ensemble with which he performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls in the world with performances in Latin America, Asia, and Europe under Giancarlo Guerrero, Marin Alsop, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Sir Antonio Pappano. Last summer, Diego was a fellowship recipient to participate in Roundtop Music Festival where he won the double bass mock audition. This summer Diego was selected to participate at the Aspen Music Festival. Diego has performed in masterclasses for many artists including Alex Hanna, Robin Kesselman, Ali Yazdanfar, Jeff Bradetich, Jeffrey Turner, and Andres Martin. His favorite hobbies include lifting weights, reading, and recently collecting sneakers.