Augusto Diemecke started his violin studies in Mexico with his father, Emilio Diemecke at the age of 11. His training continued with teachers including Joanna Maikovska, Enrique Espin Yepes, Jorge Risi, Manuel Suarez, Fredell Lack and Kenneth Goldsmith. Mr. Diemecke has performed in master classes with Itzhak Perlman, Henryk Szeryng and Sergi Luca. He has studied at The University of Houston School of Music and The University of Guanajuato School of Music. He holds dual degrees from the Conservatorio Nacional de Musica and the Ollyn Yolitztly School of Music, both in Mexico.
As an active performer Mr. Diemecke has performed in Mexico, the United States, Peru, and throughout Europe. Orchestral positions include the Mexico City Philharmonic, Guanajuato Symphony, OFUNAM, Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet Orchestra, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra de Norte do Portugal, Lake Charles Symphony Orchestra, Colgate University Orchestra, Tri-Cities Opera and Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes. Mr. Diemecke has performed as concertmaster in many orchestras including the Orquesta Philharmonique du Tournon in France, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Colgate University Orchestra, Utica Symphony, Catskill Symphony, Schenectady Orchestra, Orchestra Philharmonique De Rhodanine and Orquesta do Norte do Portugal.
Mr. Diemecke is much sought after as a soloist. He was granted first prize in the Concurso Nacional de Violin, a national solo competition in Mexico City. Other solo engagements include the Guanajuato Symphony, Morelia Symphony, Orquesta Ollin Yolostly, Orquesta de Camara de Bellas Artes in Mexico, as well as Corning Youth Orchestra, North Houston Symphony, Colgate University Orchestra, Orquesta de Norte do Portugal, and Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes.
A frequent soloist with the Ithaca Bach Festivals, CSMA Benefit recitals, and Musician’s Choice Chamber Music Series, Mr. Diemecke has performed numerous chamber music recitals in France, Portugal, Peru, Mexico and the United States. His most recent solo performance was with OSFL on May 2006 at the Glass Center and he has been programmed to play Vivaldi’s Four seasons with the Flint orchestra in Michigan, and will return next season as soloist with OSFL with Mozart Concerto #5.
Mr. Diemecke has been teaching since 1988. His formal Suzuki training began in 1991 at the Ithaca Talent Education Summer Workshop. He has participated in training courses with Daphne Hughes, Linda Fiore, Marilyn O’Boyle and Carrie Reuning-Hummel. After joining the Ithaca Talent Education faculty as a violin instructor, Mr. Diemecke has been a guest clinician at the Dartmouth College Suzuki Institute, Vermont Suzuki Strings, Gabriel Faure Orchestra training camp in France, Corning Strings Summer Camp, and the Lima, Peru Festival. He also serves as co-director for the Guanajuato Mexico Suzuki Festival each September.
In 2002, Mr. Diemecke organized a tour for the Ithaca Talent Education advanced violin ensemble to perform throughout cities in Mexico including Guanajuato, Zamora, San Miguel and Salamanca.
Mr. Diemecke considers his father Emilio Diemecke and his internationally acclaimed conductor/brother Enrique Diemecke as his mentors in conducting. Mr. Diemecke has conducted with the Orquesta Philharmonique du Tournon (France), the Houston Youth Orchestra, the Corning Youth Orchestra, the Vermont Suzuki Strings String Orchestra, as well as the advanced String Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestras at Ithaca Talent Education.
Mr. Diemecke resides in Danby, NY with his cellist wife Christine, violinist daughter Alejandra, cellist son Stefan, and their pet boxer Charlie who loves to sing along.
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