About

 

Diane Phoenix-Neal combines vitality of spirit with innovative exploration

of sound. She specializes in performing new and rare music,  and mesmerizes with depth of tone, character and expression in her performances on the viola.

 

Collaboration

 

Diane collaborates with composers and performers providing rich performance experiences to audiences as a top recitalist/lecturer in her field. She commissions and champions works for  viola solo and for viola in concert with other instruments.

 

 "Phoenix-Neal's viola was

            rich and sumptuous"

 

                    -Classical Voice of North Carolina

 

 

Modern Music  News  

 

February 2017- Contemporary Music Festival, James Madison University

​featuring the music of Augusta Read Thomas

http://www.walla.co.il

 

October 2016-Decolonizing Music Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

June 2016- When the Sprit Sings CD Release with Musica Harmonia

Music by Gwyneth Walker

 

March 2016- Recital Tour, Grinnell College, Drake University-

Music by Keebaugh, Kornowicz, Lutoslawski

 

2015

March 22 -Faculty Artist Recital-Augustana College-

Deborah Dakin, viola with Diane performing Kenji Bunch. 4 p.m.

 

January 30-Drake Trio Project- Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

music by Gideon Klein, Georges Migot, Jerzy Kornowicz, Tania Leon 7:30 p.m.

 

January 28 - Drake Trio Project -

midweek music - St John's Lutheran Church, Des Moines, 12 noon.

 

January 28 - Drake Trio Project-Central College Chapel, Pella, Iowa, 

with Sarah Plum, violin and Ashley Sidon, cello. Music from Gideon Klein, Jerzy Kornowicz, Tania Leon, Christian Wolff and others. 7:30 p.m. 

 

2014

November 17-Faculty Artist Recital-Central College Cox-Snow Trio. 

Music for clarinet, viola and piano from Edward Knight, Paquito D'Rivera.

Central College Chapel, 7:30 p.m.  

 

November 1- St. Mark Lutheran Fine Arts-

music from Edward Knight -Beneath a Cinnamon Moon for clarinet, viola and piano -Central College Cox-Snow Trio, Des Moines, 7 p.m.

 

October 18-19 Residency, Augustana College

"The art of collaboration," Prayer - Tania Leon

 

October 7-8  New Frontiers Artist in Residence, University of Wyoming,

with Musica Harmonia -the music of Anne M. Guzzo

 

 

 

Projects

 

Bringing the gift of music from creation to connection...

 

 

Diane Phoenix-Neal