At the age of six, Diana (1980) started attending violin lessons at the local school of music in Heerlen. When she was twelve, she started playing the flute. After a few years of taking private lessons, she was admitted at the Academy of Music in Maastricht and attended the lessons by Rene Kravanja and Peter Rijkx. After two years of Maastricht, she attended her first degree course at the Academy of Arts in Utrecht by Nine Sligter, where she passed her Bachelor exam for performing musicians in 2005 with distinction. At the Conservatory in Maastricht, she got her degree Master of Music with the grade 9 at Peter Rijkx in 2007.
Diana has attended masterclasses by Koos Verheul, Emily Beynon, Gaby Pas-van Riet, Carlo Jans, Maartje Marsman, Carin Levine, Vincent Cortvrint and others.
Diana is regularly performing in concerts at home and abroad, both as an orchestral musician and as a soloist. She has been on concert tours in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Latvia, the USA (Carnegie Hall, New York), Canada and China. She performed as a soloist with, among other orchestras, the National Youth Wind Orchestra at the World Music Contest in Kerkrade in 2005 and she played in Musis Sacrum in Arnhem at the International Choir Festival. Diana also played in the National Youth Orchestra at the position of Solopiccolo. Since January 2008 she has a steady position as piccolo player at the Royal Netherlands Army Band "Johan Willem Friso".
Diana also showed growth on other musical fields. She played five years as a mallet player at the percussion ensemble of the Royal Wind Orchestra of Thorn and two years as a viola player in the Groninger Student Orchestra "Mira". Since September 2010, she has been playing viola at the Chamber Orchestra der Aa Groningen and the 'Veenkoloniaal' Symphony Orchestra Wildervank. For eight years Diana was the solo flutist in the National Youth Wind Orchestra. Last but not least, since September 2009 she is the conductor from Wind Orchestra 'Eendracht' Assen and is active as an arranger.
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