Arts & Leisure

Diana Fanning gives free piano concert in Stowe

Feeling like taking a trip? But… not too far? 
Head up to the Community Church in Stowe where Middlebury pianist Diana Fanning will be giving a live, in-person concert on May 19. She’s playing for a noon-time concert series at the local church, which is free and open to fully-vaccinated attendees only. Social distancing, masks, proof of COVID vaccinations and reservations are required. 

Fanning has toured extensively as a solo performer and chamber musician throughout the U.S. and in England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, the Czech Republic, Canada and Germany.  In recent years she has performed at the Schloss Leopoldskron (“Sound of Music” castle) in Salzburg, and in Prague at the invitation of the International Dvorak Society.
Fanning has performed on numerous occasions as a concerto soloist with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra.  She was featured as soloist in a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in the debut concert of the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra and was invited back for performances of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.  Vermont Public Television featured her in a program of works by Scarlatti, Ravel and Chopin. Radio audiences hear her frequently over Vermont Public Radio, and she was interviewed on Radio Prague. She has also performed live on “Morning Pro Musica” (WGBH-FM) Boston and on WNYC, New York City.
As a chamber musician, Fanning has been a guest artist with the Takacs, the Jupiter and the Alexander String Quartets, and with ensembles from Point Counterpoint Music Camp, which she owned and directed for 10 years with her husband Emory Fanning. As a member of the Davydov-Fanning Duo with the outstanding cellist Dieuwke Davydov, she has performed widely in the U.S., completed eight concert tours of Europe, and recorded for Radio Netherlands.
Fanning’s CD of works by Janáček, Chopin and Debussy received enthusiastic reviews in England and the U.S. She also released a recording of live concert performances with Dieuwke Davydov. Her principal teacher was Ruth Geiger of New York City; she also studied with Marcelle Heuclin at the Paris Conservatory. She is an Affiliate Artist at Middlebury College.
At the May 19 concert in Stowe, Fanning will perform music of Maurice Ravel, Frédéric Chopin and Franz Schubert, part of a program to be performed in 2022 in Paris.
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