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Diana Fanning

 Diana Fanning, piano

Diana Fanning has toured extensively as a solo performer and chamber musician throughout the U.S. and in England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, the Czech Republic, Canada and Germany.  In May 2013 she was invited to play a solo recital in Prague by the International Dvorak Society. Last year she and the outstanding Dutch cellist, Dieuwke Davydov, embarked on a month-long tour with concerts in Paris, Charlieu, Amsterdam, and other Dutch cities.  A French critic wrote that “one could feel that Diana Fanning poured her heart and soul into her music-making.”

After a solo recital in Munich, a critic wrote that "Diana Fanning stunned her listeners with the rich spectrum of subtle colors and tonal nuances she revealed.  Her recital seized the audience with a veritable deep magic."  Ms. Fanning has performed on numerous occasions as a concerto soloist with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. She was featured as soloist in a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in the debut concert of the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra, and was invited back for performances of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Vermont Public Television featured her in a program of works by Scarlatti, Ravel and Chopin. Radio audiences hear her frequently over Vermont Public Radio, and she was interviewed on Radio Prague. She has also performed live on “Morning Pro Musica” (WGBH-FM) Boston and on WNYC, New York City.

As a chamber musician, Ms. Fanning has been a guest artist with the Takacs, the Jupiter and the Alexander String Quartets, and with ensembles from Point Counter Point Music Camp, which she owned and directed for ten years with her husband Emory Fanning.  The Davydov-Fanning Duo has undertaken concert tours in Europe which included recordings for Radio Netherlands.

Ms. Fanning’s CD of works by Janacek, Chopin, and Debussy received enthusiastic reviews in England and the U.S.  She has also released a recording of live concert performances with cellist Dieuwke Davydov.  Her principal teacher has been Ruth Geiger of New York City; she also studied with Marcelle Heuclin at the Paris Conservatory.  She is an Affiliate Artist at Middlebury College in Vermont.

You can both learn more and listen on Diana Fanning's web site at Middlebury College.