Diana Weston

Diana is a musician and doctor living in Sydney. Since gaining her Masters in Music in 2008 with a study of harpsichord continuo styles, she has been involved with many musical activities and projects including festivals and concerts, operas and recitals. She is the director of the ensemble Thoroughbass which she formed in 2009. Thoroughbass is a group dedicated to the presentation of little known early and contemporary music on period instruments, presenting a series of concerts annually. Although the foundation of Thoroughbass is in early music with harpsichord and cello at its core, Diana also commissions and arranges contemporary music for the group. Thoroughbass consists of regular players and singers but invites guest artists to participate in many of their concerts.
Diana is also music director for Ondine Productions and a free-lance harpsichordist. As a musician, much of her work is in accompaniment, in particular vocal accompaniment. This allows her to indulge her other great interest – words and musical storytelling.
Recordings include: Bach and Harmonious Euphony: Music for 2 harpsichords with Monika Kornel (2010), Blue Skies, Magpies and Goldfish: Music for harpsichord, recorders, voice and cello by Australian women composers (2013), Flying West: the music of Ann Carr-Boyd, a double CD (2014/15, published by Wirripang).
Major projects with Ondine Productions: Francesca Caccini’s La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina (2012 fully staged), Glass’ Akhnaten (2013, a scented opera), Britten’s Phaedra/Gorecki’s Concerto for Harpsichord and String Orchestra (2014).

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