Aida Diestro (Adelaida Diestro Rega, Havana 21 December 1924 – 28 October 1973) was a Cuban pianist, and the director of a famous choral group. She studied music with her father, the Presbyterian minister Diestro Camejo, and continued in a private conservatory. She became the choir director of her father's church, which taught her a great deal about harmony which came in useful later. Aida learnt more from the musician and composer Enrique González Mántici, and his guidance played a decisive role in her future career. Years later she said: "Mantici gave me the confidence to confront the prejudices which female artistes encountered in those days."