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Diana Mathews


Diana Mathews studied at the Royal Academy of Music. Diana freelances with leading orchestras including the Royal Opera House and London Symphony Orchestra. West End work has included The Phantom of the Opera. She has performed concertos with the Isis Chamber Orchestra and Huntingdon Philharmonic and, with pianist Jonathan Beatty, has given numerous recitals. As a chamber musician she regularly guests with the Kreutzer Quartet and Longbow Ensemble. She has a keen interest in contemporary music – a CD on the Metier label features duos written for her by Michael Alec Rose, performed with Peter Sheppard Skaerved. As part of the Apollo Music Project, Diana regularly gives quartet workshops in schools, introducing children to the string instrument family. She is a violin/viola sectional coach for the Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra. Diana plays on a Pietro Antonio Testore viola (1780).



·         Orchestras: BBC Scottish Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony OrchestraBournemouth Symphony OrchestraCity of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, London Contemporary OrchestraLondon Mozart PlayersLondon Symphony OrchestraMozart Festival OrchestraNational Symphony OrchestraOrchestra of the SwanOxford Philharmonic OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic Concert OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, Worthing Symphony Orchestra.

·         Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): English National BalletEnglish National Opera OrchestraOpera North OrchestraRoyal Ballet SinfoniaRoyal Opera House OrchestraScottish OperaWelsh National Opera Orchestra.

·         Chamber Orchestras: Apollo Chamber OrchestraAurora OrchestraBelmont Ensemble of LondonBrandenburg SinfoniaCity of London SinfoniaCity of Oxford OrchestraContinuum EnsembleEndymion EnsembleEnglish Festival OrchestraIsis EnsembleLondon Concertante London Festival OrchestraMarylebone CamerataMilton Keynes City OrchestraOrchestra NovaPro-ArteThames Sinfonia.

·         Chamber Groups: Locrian EnsembleTrafalgar Sinfonia.

·         Shows: Phantom of The Opera.

·         Sessions: Justin PearsonKarl Jenkins Music LtdLondon Musicians Limited.

·         Education Work: Apollo Music Projects.




Graduate studies

Royal Academy of Music (BMus 1st class hons, 2003-07 and MMus 2007-09).

Prizes and Awards

·         Kenneth Page Foundation Viola Competition (2009)

·         Theodore Holland Prize for viola at the Royal Academy of Music (2008)

·         Leverhulme Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music (2008)

·         Sidney Griller Memorial Prize at the Royal Academy of Music (2008)

·         Full fee scholarship for BMus at the Royal Academy of Music (2003)

·         Sixth Form Academic Scholarship at Putney High School (2001)


Yuko Inoue and Matthew Souter. Masterclass: Roger Benedict, Brian Hawkins, Vicci Wardman, Jerzy Kosmala and Stephen Tees.




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