Pianist DIANA FANNING has toured extensively as a solo performer and chamber musician throughout the eastern U.S. and in England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Holland and Germany. After a solo recital in Munich in 2006, a critic wrote that 'Diana Fanning stunned her listeners with the rich spectrum of subtle colors and tonal nuances she revealed. Her recital seized the audience with a veritable deep magic.' Ms. Fanning has performed on numerous occasions as a concerto soloist with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra; her first professional performance was with the VSO forty years ago. She was featured as soloist in a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in the debut concert of the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra, and appeared with the CPO last year in performances of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. Vermont Public Television featured her in a program of works by Scarlatti, Ravel and Chopin. Radio audiences hear her frequently over Vermont Public Radio, and she has also performed live on "Morning Pro Musica" (WGBH-FM) Boston and on WNYC, New York City. Ms. Fanning has been a guest artist with the Takacs, Jupiter and Alexander String Quartets, and with ensembles from Point Counter Point Music Camp, which she owned and directed for ten years with her husband Emory Fanning. With cellist Dieuwke Davydov, she has undertaken concert tours in Europe which included recordings for Radio Netherlands, and has been presented in a Carnegie Recital Hall debut by the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. Her CD of works by Janacek, Chopin, and Debussy received enthusiastic reviews in England and the U.S. Her principal teacher has been Ruth Geiger of New York City; she also studied with Marcelle Heuclin at the Paris Conservatoire. Please visit her website. Reviews of Diana Fanning's CD, "Musical Treasures" Diana Fanning's CD is a treasury of gentlest playing. She brings out the floral spirit of Macdowell in the fastidious poignancy and nostalgic poetry of the Janacek collection. This is Janacek the modest singer rather than Janacek the white-haired revolutionary magus. The playing and the work will appeal to anyone who is in touch with the understated lyricism of Dvorak. The flighty hazed fantasy of Ms. Fanning's playing of Debussy's L'Isle Joyeuse made me want to hear her in John Foulds' April-England and William Baines' Silverpoints. The Chopin is done with the emphasis on gentle poetry and muted display. This music, these performances and the velvety acoustic bring out the warmer emotions. Bask contentedly. --Rob Barnett, Editor, Classical Music on the Web, U.K. - CD Reviews Editor, British Music Society Newsletter Another notable recent release comes from pianist Diana Fanning in a recital of solo piano music by Chopin, Debussy and Janacek, including Janacek's On an Overgrown Path. The Janacek work is particularly successful and the sensitive performance brings out the subtle intensity of these sometimes elusive works. --Classical London, U.K. Diana Fanning is a pianist of musical sensitivity and substance, with a technique to express it. The importance of her new CD is in introducing the unusual and unusually beautiful piano music of Leos Janacek. Fanning's sensitivity to the music is evident from the opening. Her strong point is her ability to color the music with her touch. The more tender segments are exquisite in their sensitivity. Fanning's performance of the Debussy is quite beautiful, combining clarity, delicacy and grandeur. The Chopin sonata is sensitively and well played. This is a beautiful and well-played CD throughout. --Jim Lowe, The Barre Times-Argus, Vermont Diana Fanning's album of solo music, 'Musical Treasures', lives up to it's name. This CD is definitely not your garden variety collection of cute little pieces, but of thoughtfully chosen, complete works that will delight the casual listener and please the seasoned connoisseur. Her interpretation of Janacek's little known On an Overgrown Path, an autobiographical work made up of short pieces that can each stand on it's own, magically captures musical patterns in nature and human voices just as the composer perhaps intended. An excellent introduction to the Czech composer, it is highly evocative and colorful, as are the middle and final compositions - Debussy's pointillistic L'Isle Joyeuse and Chopin's impassioned Sonata No. 3. --Fanfaire Guide, U.K.