STEPHEN DIAZ

COUNTERTENOR

Stephen Diaz embarked on his singing journey in 2004 when he joined the Auckland youth choir.

In the following years, Stephen moved on to the national youth choir and then the Auckland chamber choir at the University of Auckland where he was pursuing a Bachelor of Music, under the tutelage of Morag Atchison.

 

He was accepted in to the Dame Malvina Major PWC emerging artist program with NZO, at this point he had already been successful in competitions and placements for schools such as the New Zealand Opera School, which he attended 3 times from 2010 and masterclasses with the likes of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Sir Andrew Davis.

 

In 2012 Stephen was runner up in the Lexus song Quest and winner of the New Zealand Aria competition, he was also the recipient of the Circle 100 scholarship.

 

Stephen has made remarkable progress, learning with Frances Wilson at the Auckland Opera Studio for the past 6 Years. Over the years, Stephen has performed recurrently various companies and musical societies around New Zealand and he is currently preparing to embark on his International career, with an engagement which will see him based in Belgium until 2019