Dianna Anderson - piano
Pianist Dr. Dianna Anderson is on faculty at Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota, where she serves as an instructor of piano and music theory. In addition to teaching, she maintains an active career as a performer. With her husband, Erik Anderson, she has accumulated an extensive repertoire of works for cello and piano, and recently performed a series of recitals covering the entire works of Beethoven for this instrumentation, sharing the stage with cellist, Yehuda Hanani, as well as Dr. Anderson. A founding member of the piano trio, Luminus, with violinist Jon Rumney, and cellist Erik Anderson, she has performed throughout the Mid-west at public concert venues and outreach concerts for elementary through high-school students. She is also a founding member of Musicians at Play, with Erik Anderson and Adam Estes, an ensemble specializing in jazz and chamber music for clarinet or saxophone, cello, and piano. As a soloist she has given numerous recitals in the Minot area with repertoire ranging from Bach to the present day. She enjoys the study and performance of new music and has recently performed several world premieres. Her interest in the music of Beethoven has led to the pursuit of a cycle of all thirty-two of his piano sonatas, which will be completed in 2015. She is on faculty at Dakota Chamber Music and International Music Camp. Her degrees are from the University of Idaho, and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Her teachers include Janeen Larsen, Jay Mauchley, and Frank Weinstock. She lives in Minot with her husband and four sons.