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Flutist Mariana Gariazzo is a Lecturer at Texas A&M University where she teaches Flute, Music in World Culture, Musicianship and Small Ensemble classes. Gariazzo holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Argentina, a Master of Music from Yale University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. Her principal teachers include Lars Nilsson, Beatriz Plana, Jorge de la Vega, Ransom Wilson and Karl Kraber.
Dr. Gariazzo’s research focuses on new music by Latin American composers and she has served as a guest artist and speaker on the subject at prominent venues in Latin and North America including the Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Lima International Flute Festival, National Conservatory of Music in Peru, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and Baylor University. She has been invited to present and perform at the Texas Music Association Conference in San Antonio, and the National Flute Association Conventions in Albuquerque (2007), Charlotte (2011), Las Vegas (2012), and New Orleans (2013).
Dr. Gariazzo enjoys a growing reputation as an engaging and thought-provoking pedagogue, lecturer and performer and she is a sought-after clinician. Her current performance projects consist of recording two CDs featuring works by living Argentine composers. As an advocate for low flutes, Dr. Gariazzo actively collaborates with composers in commissioning, recording and performing new music for alto and bass flute.
In solo and orchestral settings, she has performed in South America and the United States with such ensembles as the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Oak Ridge Symphony, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Philharmonia Orchestra at Yale, New Music New Haven, Neither Music, the National Youth Orchestra of Peru, the Academic Orchestra at Colon Theater, the National University of Cuyo Symphony, and the National Orchestra of Argentina.
Dr. Gariazzo has been a recipient of several awards and distinctions in solo and chamber music categories including Fundacion Antorchas, Juventudes Musicales, UNC Orchestral competition, and the Robert Wilson Award for Outstanding Woodwind Performance at Yale.