Alirio Díaz was born on November 12, 1923, and died on July 5, 2016.
He was a Venezuelan classical guitarist and composer and one of the most prominent composer-guitarists of his country.
Diaz’s guitar competition named Concurso Internacional de Guitarra Alirio Díaz has been held in his honor in Caracas and other cities in Venezuela (the April 2006 contest was held in Carora).
There are many compositions have been dedicated to Díaz including Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo’s Invocación y Danza.
Alirio Díaz passed away at 92 years old.