Lunchtime concert: Diane Walsh

Lunchtime concert: Diane Walsh

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Event type: Music Events

9 March 2018 from 12.10 pm - 1.00 pm 9th Mar 2018 12:10pm 9th Mar 2018 1:00pm

Adam Concert Room

Diane Walsh

American pianist Diane Walsh, whose many awards include the top prizes at the Munich ARD Competition and the Salzburg Mozart Competition, has performed concertos, solo recitals and chamber music concerts worldwide. In NZSM's first lunchtime concert for 2018 she performs a programme that includes music by Professor John Psathas and Douglas Lilburn.  


Sonatina No. 1  Douglas Lilburn

Waiting for the Aeroplane, John Psathas

Images, première série - Reflets dans l'eau, Claude Debussy

Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13, Robert Schumann

Diane Walsh has appeared with the Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Berlin radio symphonies, the American, Indianapolis, Austin, Delaware, Syracuse and San Francisco symphonies, and Orpheus, St. Luke's and Prague Virtuosi chamber orchestras.

She has given recitals in major venues in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe and Russia, and has made summer festival appearances at Marlboro, Santa Fe, Bard, IMS Prussia Cove and many others. Ms. Walsh played 113 performances of  Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations in the Broadway production of “33 Variations,” a play by Moisés Kaufman starring Jane Fonda, and she was also the onstage pianist in three other productions in Washington, La Jolla and Los Angeles.

She has released eighteen recordings of repertoire ranging from J.S. Bach to John Corigliano. She was associate professor at Mannes College of Music in New York City for 32 years. Ms. Walsh is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where she studied with Irwin Freundlich, and holds a Masters Degree from the Mannes College of Music, where she studied with Richard Goode. More information at

Friday Lunchtime Concerts take place on the Kelburn campus of Victoria University, in various venues, from 12:10–1:00pm. The concerts are free, open to the public and no booking is required, although seating is limited. Sign up to the DawnChorus, the free NZSM eNewsletter, to hear about upcoming events.