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Diana Cummings

Diana CummingsDiana became leader of the MKCO in 1978 since when she has developed a special relationship with Milton Keynes.  One of the best known and most distinguished violinists in Great Britain, Diana was born in London, where she studied at the Royal Academy of Music, subsequently she studied in Rome and in New York, and was a prize winner in the International Violin Competition "Nicolo Paganini.


Her career has developed over a very wide spectrum of musical activities. As a chamber musician she is the leader of the Cummings String Trio and the English String Quartet and is artist in residence of the London Festival of Chamber Music.  She is also a recitalist and concerto soloist with a very wide and varied repertoire, and is in continuous demand as orchestral leader, guest leading many of the major symphony orchestras.  In all these capacities she has made many recordings and CD's, has broadcast frequently and toured extensively throughout Great Britain, Europe and the USA.


Diana is a professor and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and a professor at Trinity College of Music, and has an international reputation as a teacher and adjudicator.


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