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Diane Walsh, Piano

Diane Walsh

Diane Walsh, whose many awards over a 35-year international career include the top prizes at the Munich International Piano Competition and the Salzburg International Mozart Competition, regularly performs solo recitals, chamber music and concertos worldwide. In recent seasons she has played Mozart’s Concerto No. 25 with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Strauss’s Burleske with the Syracuse and Delaware symphony orchestras, Berg’s Kammerkonzert with Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra in New York City, and, with David Zinman conducting, Mozart’s Concerto No. 24 in upstate New York at the Skaneateles Festival, where she was the artistic director from 1999 to 2004. Ms. Walsh has also appeared with the radio symphonies of Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Berlin, the San Francisco Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony, toured with Orpheus and the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, and soloed with orchestras in Brazil, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Russia. She has given solo recitals at the 92 Street Y, the Metropolitan Museum, Merkin Concert Hall and the Miller Theatre in New York City, the Kennedy Center in Washington, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Philharmonic Hall in Leningrad, the Rudolfinum in Prague, the Mozarteum in Salzburg and in other major cities in the United States, Canada, Venezuela, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands. Summer festivals where she has performed include Marlboro, Santa Fe, Bard and many others. Her recordings include Sonatas and Preludes, on Bridge Records, which offers piano sonatas by Barber, Bartók and Prokofiev and the Preludes of Frank Martin; works by Copland on Copland, also from Bridge, which won a 2004 Classical Recording Foundation Award and a 2004 Classical Internet Award; and the Bartok Sonatas for violin and piano with Emerson String Quartet violinist Eugene Drucker, on the Biddulph label. She has also recorded for Newport Classic, Sony Classical, Nonesuch, Koch International, Stereophile, CRI, Music and Arts and Book-of-the Month Records. More information about her career and recordings may be found at