Susel Diaz Mederos was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1987. She began her musical studies in 1997 at the Music Conservatory Alejandro Garcia Caturla, specializing in clarinet, piano and choir; and later choir conducting with excellence and outstanding participation in competitions and festivals such as FESVIENT. Susel was 1st clarinet in the Youth Symphonic Band and Orchestra Amadeo Roldan from 2002-2005. She won the Grand Prize for the Competition Amadeo Roldan Chamber Music in 2005. In 2006 she began her studies at ISA, Instituto Superior de Artes, also known as the University of the Arts, Havana, with Master Zenaida Romeu in chamber music and with Master Vincente Monterrey in clarinet. In 2009 she won Third Place in the contest Musicalia in the soloist category.
Susel has multiple music degrees from acclaimed music conservatories such as the Amadeo Roldan Music Conservatory, Havana and the Instituto Superior de Artes, Havana, where she graduated with Honors. She has performed with many prestigious groups such as the National Concert Band, the Symphony Orchestra of the Opera, the Ballet of the Grand Theater of Havana, and the Chamber Orchestra of Havana.
Her experience has given her opportunities to perform in many music festivals and concerts in venues across Cuba. Some of them, just to name a few are the Chamber Music Festival Amadeo Roldan, the International Festival of Contemporary Music, and the Havana International Ballet Festival. Susel was a member and Director of the Wind Quintet Santa Cecilia, with whom she participated in the II, III, IV, and V International Festival of Chamber Music Leo Brouwer. She has also been involved in many recordings of soundtracks for Cuban and foreign films and CDs.
From 2014-15 Susel led a team of international teachers in Veracruz, Mexico at the International Project of Children and Young Orchestras Ezperanza Azteca, where she worked as Professor of Clarinet, and as Choir Director and Orchestra Director for a group consisting of 200 children. She currently has 10 years experience as a music teacher in multiple instruments, such as clarinet, piano, and in private vocal instruction, as well as choral and orchestra directing. If you are looking for the perfect piano teacher, clarinet teacher, or vocal teacher come visit the Memorial Music store in Houston and visit our wonderful music teachers today.