Diane represented Ireland performing as soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra aged just 14. She has received a BMus from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Post Graduate diploma from the Royal Northern College of Music,(specialising in string teaching and the methodologies of Kodaly and Dalcroze) and a MA (1st class hons) from the University of Limerick
Diane has toured the world with a number of prestigious ensembles including The Academy of St Martin in the Fields, The European Union Chamber Orchestra and has been a member of the Irish Chamber Orchestra since 1998.
In other genres she has performed alongside and recorded with Sir Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, Bono, Shania Twain and Katie Melua. Last year she lead the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve collaboration with Dolores O’Riordan, performed with Declan O Rourke and improvised over Leonard Cohen songs with Liam O Maonlai. Diane has always blended her performance career with community and education work. In 2007 she set up ‘Music in the Glen’, based in Killaloe Co. Clare and is in charge of the organisation’s pre-instrumental music workshops, string groups and community ensembles. She is artistic director of the Féile Éile Children’s Arts festival in Killaloe. She is currently undertaking an Arts Practice PhD at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in the University of Limerick.