Born in Melbourne in 1962, Associate Principal Cello Di Froomes started learning cello when she was ten. She has been with Orchestra Victoria since 1989. She attained a Bachelor of Music at the Victorian College of the Arts, studying with Henry Wenig, and completed a Masters of Music Performance at the University of Indiana in the United States, studying with Gary Hoffman and Professor János Starker, and taking masterclasses with Aldo Parisot. Di has performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble I, the Australian Pops Orchestra and the Rantos Collegium Chamber Orchestra, with whom she toured Italy for the Spoleto Festival. Playing the first cello part of the Melbourne premiere of Alban Berg’s Lulu under Simone Young has been a career highlight to date.
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Diane describes herself as being “essentially a suburban housewife who plays cello.”