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Diana Fanning +++ Pianist

"On Sunday, August 9th, 2009, I was invited to a piano recital in Wellfleet, Ma., to hear pianist Diana Fanning.

I have been completely involved in the music world as a performer and teacher for many years. Rarely have I had the great pleasure of hearing an artist of this caliber. This pianist, who combines technical skill along with unusual sensitivity of musical expression, provided me with a recital which will remain in my memory."

- Bernard Greenhouse
  founding cellist, Beaux Arts Trio


"With her celebrated and unique sound, the artist enthralled her audience, expressing diverse atmospheres and nuances through the beauty of her colorful playing. The audience was captivated by Diana Fanning’s authenticity and especially by her indisputable talent."
- Le Progrès, France
  March 2010


"Diana Fanning, among so many talented great pianists of our time, has a rare quality, which I do admire. The fact that she does not take for granted the "built in" tone quality of the instrument; but as Marie Jaël, the extraordinaire great French pianist of the 19th century, she works on her touché as an impressionist would use his palette to produce different atmospheres and moods through beautiful sounds: this quality should be noticed in our epoch, in which speed, volume and technical abilities prime above interpreting music."
- Louis Moyse

"Diana Fanning is a brilliant pianist; a natural born musician."
- H.C. Robbins Landon

"Miss Fanning projected interpretations of strength and impact."
- The New York Times

Pianist Diana Fanning has performed throughout the U.S. and in Austria, Holland, England, France, Germany and Switzerland as a soloist; as the pianist in the Davydov-Fanning Duo with the outstanding Dutch cellist Dieuwke Davydov; as a guest artist with chamber ensembles, including the Takacs Quartet, the Alexander Quartet, and the Ruggieri Chamber Soloists; and as a concerto soloist with orchestras. Her most recent concerts have been in Paris and Munich, at the Schloss Leopoldskron (the "Sound of Music" castle) in Salzburg, Austria; as the guest artist in Schumann's Piano Quintet with the Takacs Quartet; as the concerto soloist in a series of concerts with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, as well as in the debut concert of the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra; and as a soloist at the White Mountains Bach Festival. Diana Fanning's CD of works by Janacek, Chopin, and Debussy has been enthusiastically reviewed in England and in the U.S.

    The 2010-2011 season marks the 40th anniversary of Diana Fanning’s professional debut as a soloist with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra in 1970. The Middlebury College Performing Arts Series will celebrate Diana’s forty years of music making with a gala concert on November 12, at 8 PM in Mead Memorial Chapel on the Middlebury campus in Vermont. Diana will play solo works by Chopin and Schumann, she will be joined by her dear friend and Duo partner Dieuwke Davydov in a work for cello and piano by Glazunov, and the Jupiter String Quartet will collaborate with Diana in a performance of Dvorak’s Piano Quintet. This free Performing Arts Series concert is made possible with generous support from the Institute for Clinical Science and Art, established by the late Dr. F. William Sunderman of Philadelphia.

    Diana Fanning and the outstanding Dutch cellist Dieuwke Davydov embark on their sixth concert tour of Europe in Spring 2011. The Davydov-Fanning Duo was formed in 1976 and offers concert programs of tremendous variety and interest. The Duo's tour program includes works by Bach, Debussy, Barber and Shostakovich.

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    S i n c e r e l y ,
    D i a n a  F a n n i n g
    M i d d l e b u r y ,  V T
 

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W h a t ' s   N e w :

Read Jim Lowe's review of Diana's March, 2012, concert in Montpelier, VT.

Read a recent review of Diana Fanning's April concert in Le Pays Roannais.

Also read the review of Diana Fanning's concert in Charlieu, France.

Read Jim Lowe's review of Diana’s 40th Anniversary concert as well as his homage to the Davydov-Fanning Duo.

Read two outstanding reviews of Diana Fanning's Munich concert in April 2006.

Here is a review of Diana's May 2010 concert in Bath, Maine.

Order Diana Fanning's CD of works by Janacek, Chopin, and Debussy

Announcing a new CD by the Davydov-Fanning Duo


L i s t e n :


L +++ listen  Leos Janacek
from On an Overgrown Path
1. Nase vecery

L +++ listen  Leos Janacek
from
On an Overgrown Path
3. Pojdte s nami


L +++ listen  Leos Janacek
from
On an Overgrown Path
7. Dobrou noc!


L +++ listen  Leos Janacek
from
On an Overgrown Path
9. V placi


L +++ listen  Claude Debussy
from L'Isle Joyeuse

L +++ listen  Frederic Chopin
from
Sonata No.3 in B Minor
1. Allegro maestoso

L +++ listen  Frederic Chopin
from
Sonata No.3 in B Minor
3. Largo


L +++ listen  Frederic Chopin
from
Sonata No.3 in B Minor
4. Finale: Presto non tanto



R e v i e w s :

"American pianist Diana Fanning transported her audience into a scenic paradise." - Suddeutsche Zeitung, Munich

"Miss Fanning projected interpretations of strength and impact." - The New York Times

"Diana Fanning is a brilliant pianist; a natural born musician." - H.C. Robbins Landon

"Diana Fanning's virtuoso playing was rich in nuances ... the effervescent brilliance and passionate sweetness of her playing was acknowledged by sustained applause." - Munchner Merkur, Munich

"Diana Fanning's ability encompasses not only musical empathy but also strength in structuring rhythmically and sonorously." - Suddeutsche Zeitung, Munich

"Diana Fanning's sound achieved impressionistic iridescent intensity; Ravel's painting of sound received its luminosity and character through her virtuoso playing." - Munchner Merkur, Munich

"This American pianist has an excellent balanced technique and possesses the flexibility and pure feeling which all result in pure and noble musicianship." - Haarlem Dagsblad , The Netherlands

"The Vermont Symphony concert was highlighted by the brilliant solo work of Diana Fanning. At once driving and lyrical, her interpretation brings to the concerto all the passion which Schumann must have originally intended." - The Eclipse , Burlington