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Diego Rubio


Born in Zamora, Spain, Diego started his percussion studies at the Professional Conservatory of Music in Zamora. Diego moved to Canary Islands to finish his higher education studies in percussion with Francisco Díaz Martín. In 2013 he graduated with Honors. In 2015, Diego completed his Master’s Degree in Marimba Studies in Antwerp, Belgium, and graduated with Honors together with international soloist Ludwig Albert.

During this time, in conjunction with his teaching work, he has been part of numerous orchestras: JOSCyL (Castilla y Leo´n Youth Orchestra), EUYWO (European Union Youth Wind Orchestra), WYO (World Youth Orchestra), and OST (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra).
He collaborated TAK-NARA Percussion Group, highlighting his participation in PASIC 2013, held in Indianapolis, together with international artist Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic.

Amongst other projects, Diego has played in various countries including, Spain, Portugal, France, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, the United States, and Belgium. Recently, he has become the first marimba player to perform a concert in the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.

Diego Rubio continued to develop his skills with well-known artists such as Rafa Mas, Rau´l Benavent, Pepe Sa´nchez, Alberto Roma´n, Emmanuel Sejourne, Victor Mendoza, Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic, Tchiki duo, Slovenian Percussion duo, Axoum Duo, Igor Lesnik, David Friedman, Li Biao, Daniella Ganeva, Pei-Ching Wu, Chin Cheng Lin and marimba artist Keiko Abe among others.

In 2016, he was finalist at the 5th Young Instrumentalists Competition organised by The Wagnerian Association of Madrid, as well as Villalar Foundation Scholarship for Contemporary Artistic Creation, both in 2016 and 2018.

As a soloist, Diego has given recitals and master classes in percussion and marimba around Spain.

Diego Rubio plays on an Adams Alpha Custom Black Finish marimba/vibraphone.