player and oboist who attended the Juilliard School of Music, the New York
String Orchestra Seminar, Norwalk High School, and Queens College.
In 1979, she
became one of the first members of the newly formed Long Island
with whom she has worked include Amici New York, the
Brandenburg Ensemble, the Eos Ensemble, the Glorious Wind Quintet, the
Greenwich Symphony, I Solisti da
Camera, the Juilliard Orchestra, the Knickerbocker
Chamber Orchestra, the Little Orchestral Society, Musica
Sacra, the National Chorale Orchestra, the National Orchestral Association,
the New Calliope Singers, the New York Pops, the New York String Orchestra,
the Oratorio Society, the Voices of Ascension Chorus & Orchestra, and
the Warner Bros. Symphony Orchestra.
On 14th November 2009, the Long Island
Philharmonic celebrated its thirtieth anniversary with a performance of
Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Fantasy for Chorus, Orchestra and Piano”,
with the Long Island Philharmonic Chorus, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Piano
Concerto in A major, K. 488”, with soloist Seymour Lipkin, and Franz Schubert’s “Symphony in B
The Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony opened
their 2010-2011 season with a pair of recitals on 17th and 18th
October at Round Hill Community Church and the Bruce Museum that included
Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Sonata for Viola and Piano” and
Samuel Barber’s “Summer Music for Woodwind Quintet”.
On 29th April 2012, they were back at Round
Hill where Diane and pianist Andrew Gordon interpreted Francis Poulenc’s
“Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Op. 185”.
Recordings on which Diane appears include: The
Album Collection by Amy Winehouse; All My Friends Are Here by Arif Mardin; At the Movies by Dave Koz; Bugs Bunny
on Broadway by the Warner Bros. Symphony Orchestra; Can’t Help Singing: A New Look at Jerome Kern Classics
by the Voices of Ascension Chorus & Orchestra; Duets: Friends and
Legends by Anne Murray; Duets II
by Tony Bennett; MDNA by Madonna;
Music for Merce
by the Eos Ensemble; New Cantatas and
Madrigals by the New Calliope Singers; Romancing the ‘60s by Franki Valli; Snowfall
in the Sahara by Natalie Cole; Songs
from the Last Century by George Michael; Songs I Heard by Harry Connick, Jr.; Songwriter by Paul Simon; and, Who Might Sing in All the Muted Woods,
with pianist Joel Mandelbaum.
In the field of music education, she has served as an
adjunct lecturer as Queens