Diana Burrell Biography

Diana Burrell has a catalogue of nearly 100 works in many different genres from string quartets to chamber ensemble pieces, choral works, opera and orchestral pieces including four concerti. Recent pieces include ‘Concerto for Violin with Singer and 3 Ensembles’ performed in Christ Church Spitalfields as part of the 2009 Spitalfields Festival, by David Alberman, Lore Lixenberg and Gregory Rose conducting the Trinity College of Music Contemporary Music Group, and ‘The Hours’ – a major cycle of pieces for organ and various ensembles, premiered in October 2011 in St. Marylebone Church, London by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music conducted by Jonathan Mann. Last August saw the premiere of ‘Blaze’ commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for the Proms and performed by the Norwegian brass ensemble ‘ tenThing’. She is currently working on a vocal piece for Opus Anglicanum and an instrumental work for Lontano.

After the festival ends, she will begin work on a large-scale orchestral piece for the BBC Symphony Orchestra for their 2015 / 6 season in the Barbican Hall, London.

Diana Burrell - Artistic Director

Diana Burrell – Artistic Director

Diana lives in Harwich, Essex and is much involved in local musical life as Artistic Director of the Harwich Festival of the Arts. She is also the organist at Our Lady Queen of Heaven catholic church. When not working she can be found walking over the salt marshes near where she lives, or bird-watching on the Stour Estuary.

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