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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.

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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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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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From Encore customers:

Joanne F
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing violinist, made our day so special!

Hayley M
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Diane was amazing and was very friendly and approachable. We are extremely happy with Diane and the music which was played on the day

Katrina W
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish, Diane played my chosen music & helped me to chose other pieces. Her part was integral to my wedding & I’m absolutely delighted. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her service

Natalie L
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Diane was lovely from the beginning, professional and prompt in responding. She played wonderfully and it set the perfect tone to our event. Absolutely fabulous!

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From other customers:

George A
4 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
4 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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