Diego Enrique Villacrez was born on March 27, 1995, in Miami Florida. He has studied piano with Edith Sorin, and is currently a Piano Performance major at Florida International University. He has received six consecutive superior ratings in piano solo and piano concerto categories at the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Junior Convention. In the NFMC State Convention 2010, he was awarded an honorable mention in piano solo Very Difficult II. In the 2011 NFMC State Convention, he won first place in sight reading Musically Advanced I. He received 1st place in the Steinway Competition Grades 9-10 in 2011 and received 1st place in the Steinway grades 11-12 competition in 2013.