Xavier Díaz-Latorre is widely recognized as a highly accomplished artist, earning accolades such as "superb guitarist" from The New York Times. Born in Barcelona in 1968, he dedicated himself to advanced musical studies under the guidance of Oscar Ghiglia at the Musikhochschule, Basel, graduating in 1993. Driven by a passion for early music, Díaz-Latorre expanded his expertise by studying the lute with Hopkinson Smith at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. His commitment to musical excellence is reflected in his completion of courses in choral and orchestral conducting.
With an extensive international presence, Xavier Díaz-Latorre actively participates in major festivals across Europe, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and South America. He collaborates with renowned orchestras and chamber groups, including those led by Jordi Savall, such as Hesperion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, and Le Concert de Nations.
Beyond his instrumental prowess, Díaz-Latorre directs the ensemble Laberintos Ingeniosos, specializing in the performance of music from the Spanish Golden Age. His solo career boasts multiple award-winning CDs, and he has performed in prestigious concert halls worldwide.
Recognized as an esteemed educator, Xavier Díaz-Latorre is frequently invited to provide lectures and masterclasses at renowned institutions such as the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Juilliard School in New York, Sibelius Academy, University of Southern California, and numerous venues across Europe, the USA, South America, Japan, and Korea. He serves as a regular faculty member at the Lute Society of America in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Amherst Early Music Festival in Connecticut. Currently, he holds positions as a resident professor of lute, basso continuo, and chamber music at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) and as a teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (KCB).