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Diane Walsh, Piano
May 3, 2017 , 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Diane Walsh is constantly in demand as a chamber musician, frequently performing at the music festivals of Bard, Cape Cod, Chesapeake, Marlboro, Portland, Santa Fe, Strings Music Festival and the International Musician’s Seminar in Cornwall. She has collaborated with the Brentano, Fine Arts, Jupiter, Lydian and Mendelssohn string quartets, and is a member of both the Walsh-Drucker-Cooper Trio and La Fenice (comprised of piano, string trio and oboe). From 1999 to 2004, Ms. Walsh served as Artistic Director of the Skaneateles Festival in upstate New York, a tenure during which she presented world-renowned performers and designed and performed in innovative programs that included An Evening with Bill Irwin and The Love Letters of Robert and Clara, set to music by the Schumanns.
Among her many honors and awards, Diane Walsh includes the Concert Artists Guild International Competition and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. She was winner of top prizes in the Munich ARD and Salzburg Mozart competitions, as well as Maryland’s William Kapell International Competition and Italy’s Busoni International Competition. A prizewinner in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, she also won that competition’s chamber music award.
Diane Walsh was associate professor at New York City’s Mannes College of Music for 32 years and, in the Fall of 2015, served as Visiting Artist at Colby College in Maine. She lives in Portland, Maine with her husband, the writer Richard Pollak. Ms. Walsh is a Steinway Artist. www.dianewalsh.com
Presenters: Irene Bareau, Green Mountain Inn, Town of Stowe, Whip Bar & Grill
Hospitality Sponsor: Green Mountain Inn