Diane Chaplin is co-director and solo cellist with Northwest New Music and a member of the Portland Cello Project. She is also director/conductor of the Oregon Pro Arte Youth Chamber Orchestra, and co-director of the Chamber Music Camp of Portland. In addition to her rich solo and chamber music career, she has a large studio of private cello students.
Before moving to Portland in 2009, Diane spent 21 years as cellist of the Colorado Quartet, the first all-female string quartet to perform the complete Beethoven Quartet cycle in both North America and Europe, and she has concertized in more than 20 countries. Diane has taught at Yale University, Bard College Conservatory and Oberlin College-Conservatory, among others, and has given master classes at major music schools throughout the U.S and in The Netherlands, Mexico, Bosnia and Russia. Diane holds a Bachelor’s degree from the California Institute of the Arts and a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School.
Crazy Jane Misbehaves, 2013