A passionate chamber musician, Ms. Cohen has performed at the Marlboro Music Festival, The Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival, The Chamber Music Festival of Giverny, France, The Perlman Chamber Music Program, Aspen and Piccolo Spoleto as well as festivals in Maui, Dresden, Bennington, Saugatuck, Martha’s Vineyard and Gretna. She has also been a participant in The American String Project. Ms. Cohen has appeared in chamber concerts with members of the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall and has performed on faculty concerts at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Ms. Cohen has regularly collaborated with members of the Guarneri, Juilliard and Cleveland Quartets, as well as with renowned artists including Mitsuko Uchida, Kim Kashkashian, Gilbert Kalish and many others. She has also played regularly with her family; Cleveland Orchestra principal clarinetist Franklin Cohen, Alexander Cohen, principal timpanist, and her late mother, bassoonist Lynette Diers Cohen. Works have been commissioned for the Cohen family quartet. Recently, Diana and her father released a CD of Osvoldo Golijov’s “Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind” for clarinet and string quartet.
Ms. Cohen is an honors graduate of the Cleveland
Institute of Music where she was the recipient of the
2000 Jerome Gross Prize in violin and a winner of the
Darius Milhaud competition. Her principal teachers were
Donald Weilerstein, William Preucil and Paul Kantor and
Diana’s solo and chamber performances have been heard on radio stations across the country. Many of her performances from the Marlboro Music Festival have been broadcast on New York’s WQXR. She can also be heard on recordings with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
In addition to her performance career, Ms. Cohen is a devoted teacher. Many of her students have won national awards. She has worked extensively in public schools and has served on the preparatory chamber music faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music.
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ChamberFest Cleveland Directors Franklin Cohen (Cleveland Orchestra Solo Clarinetist) and Director Diane Cohen