Dianne Davies, piano

Besides keeping up with her two teenage sons, Kaleb and Joshua, and a full piano studio, Dianne is committed to changing the face of Classical Music. Half of her time is spent on new music by living local composers. In 2016, she created her own show called “Attachments and Detachments Tragedy to Triumph” combining music of Cascadia Composers with dance, live art and theatre to tell her own transparent story. It has become her passion to share new music with the next generation. She enjoys chairing the OMTA Portland District Composition Festival for young composers and hosting the “In Good Hands” concert that connects living composers with young music students. The rest of her time is spent on her “sit down” comedy titled “Dianne Davies has Fallen off her Bench”. Her show is classically funny with traces of Victor Borge, Carol Burnett, Liberace, PDQ Bach, Igudesman and Joo, Weird Al and The Piano Guys. From “Soleful” playing with her feet to even performing upside down and backwards she can make any crowd laugh.