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B I O G R A P H Y :

Diana Fanning has toured extensively as a recitalist and chamber musician throughout the eastern US and in Europe, concertizing in London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam, and Munich. After her first solo concert in Munich, a critic acclaimed "the effervescent brilliance and passionate sweetness of her playing" and added that "her virtuoso playing was rich in nuances."

Diana Fanning performing in the Concert Hall at Middlebury College

    She has performed numerous times as a concerto soloist with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Vermont Public Television featured her in a program of works by Scarlatti, Ravel and Chopin. Radio audiences throughout New England and Canada hear her frequently in live and taped performances over Vermont Public Radio, and she has also performed live on "Morning Pro Musica" (WGBH-FM) Boston and on WNYC, New York City.

    As a chamber musician, Diana Fanning has toured New England as a member of the Ruggieri Chamber Soloists and has performed widely with cellist Dieuwke Davydov. The Davydov-Fanning Duo has gone on concert tours of Europe which included recordings for Radio Netherlands and has been presented in a Carnegie Recital Hall debut by the Concert Artists Guild International Competition.

Diana Fanning

    Diana Fanning has been a guest artist with the Takacs String Quartet, with the Alexander String Quartet, with ensembles from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, and with faculty members of the Point Counter Point Chamber Music Camp, which she and her husband Emory Fanning owned and directed for ten years.

    Her major teacher has been Ruth Geiger of New York City; she also studied at the Conservatoire National de Paris. Diana Fanning teaches piano at Middlebury College, Vermont.


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W h a t ' s   N e w :

Read Jim Lowe's review of the Davydov-Fanning Duo's performance in Randolph, VT.

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