Raul Diaz was born in Venezuela where he attended the Vicente Emilio Sojo and Simon Bolivar Conservatories of music, and then performed professionally for several years in South America. In 1983 R. Diaz continued his musical studies in England at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he was taught by Anthony Halstead and Jeffrey Bryant. While there he won a number of prizes including the Philip Jones Brass Prize and, inspierd by Anthony Halstead, he became interested in the natural horn and baroque performance practice. Since leaving college R. Diaz has enjoyed a varied freelance career on both the modern and natural horn, playing with many orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music, English Concert, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Le Concert des Nations, Hanover Band and Drottningholm Theater Orchestra. R. Diaz has also worked as a teacher at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has been invited to give Master Classes in Spain, Germany, Indonesia, Philippines and in both North and South America.
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