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Diane is a professional musician working mainly in Glasgow. She has many years experience playing in orchestras and with her string quartet.
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Having held principal positions with the Scottish Opera Orchestra and the Scottish Ballet orchestra, Diane has also worked regularly as a freelance violinist with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. She also leads freelance chamber groups and orchestras for Classical Musicians Scotland and Paisley Abbey. Travelling to Denmark to play, and occasionally lead, the Randers Chamber Orchestra has become a regular feature in Diane's work diary in the past few years. Chamber music is a particular love of Diane's and she has enjoyed leading The Trossachs Quartet for many years. More recently she has joined folk band Hingin' By A Threed and is experiencing a different genre of music which is great fun. Diane has played solo violin for weddings and funerals, and has also been soloist and guest leader with the Ayrshire Symphony Orchestra.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
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Booked for 5 Encore gigs!
Classical, Film / TV music, Opera, Christmas, Traditional church music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Easy listening
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Burns night, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Canon in D - Pachelbel
Time to Say Goodbye
Ave Maria
Send in the Clowns
Rondino - Kessler
La Paix and Bouree from Music for the Royal Fireworks
Salut d' Amour - Elgar
Meditation - Massenet
The Godfather
Ae Fond Kiss
Mason's Apron
Ashokan Farewell
Skye Boat Song
Wild Mountain Thyme
Neil Gow's Lament
Mrs Scott Skinner
The Bonnie Lass O' Bon Accord
Highland Cathedral
Soldier's Joy/Mrs MacLeod/De'il Amang the Tailors
Margaret's Waltz


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Karen F, 2 years ago

Thank you so much Diane for playing on our special day. Loved all the songs you played at the ceremony and I heard you were amazing at the drinks reception. Thanks again Karen

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Jonathan H, 2 years ago

Absolutely flawless - provided a wonderful atmosphere and a totally professional service. Couldn't be happier and wouldn't hesitate to book again. Thank you!

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Lauren S, 3 years ago

Amazing, Diane went above and beyond to make our wedding ceremony perfect, she even learned some special requests for me.

From other customers:

George A, 3 years ago

Diane has regularly led an orchestra for me at Paisley Abbey. In this capacity I have always been impressed with her professionalism. She is happily at home with various styles, and in all genres she is totally reliable in every way.

Rosemary B, 3 years ago

Diane is an extremely talented violinist and musician, and I have nothing but praise for her both professionally and personally. I have always admired her impeccable playing and innate sense of musicianship.

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