Diane HuhDiane grew up in Korea and started violin at age of nine. In 2008, she moved to New Zealand and found her current teacher, Stephen Larsen. Diane has seriously pursued that instrument because of its versatility: suited to solo, chamber, and symphonic music. Her 2019 successes began with winning the Christchurch National Concerto Competition in March where she performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (CSO). The next month she won the University of Auckland Graduate Gala competition, and took the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Young Soloist of the year prize. She also won the Michael Hill International Violin Competition NZ Emerging Artist Award, and in November, she won Best NZ String Player at the Gisborne International Music Competition. As a member of the Korimako Trio, she won the Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Scholarship in 2017. She is also interested in orchestra works, after being selected in the Fellowship Programme member if New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO). Due to her love of symphonic works, she is now an active part time member of NZSO and APO.
RepertoireBach Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 / JS Bach
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso / Camille Saint-Saens
Earth Air Water / David Farquhar
Prokofiev Violin Sonata No. 2 / Sergei Prokofiev
Mendelssohn Violin Sonata in F Major / Felix Mendelssohn
Caprice No.11 / Niccolò Paganini