Diana Cummings


Professorial Staff - Violin

Area of work

Strings Department

Contact details


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Faculty of Music, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JF

Email: [email protected]

Phone One: +44 (0)20 8305 4444


One of the best known and most distinguished violinists in Great Britain, Diana was born in London, where she studied at the Royal Academy of Music; subsequently she studied in Rome and in New York, and was a prize winner in the International Violin Competition 'Nicolo Paganini'. Diana became leader of the MKCO in 1978 since when she has developed a special relationship with Milton Keynes. Her career has developed over a very wide spectrum of musical activities. As a chamber musician she is the leader of the Cummings String Trio and the English String Quartet and is artist in residence of the London Festival of Chamber Music. Diana is also a recitalist and concerto soloist with a very wide and varied repertoire, and is in continuous demand as orchestral leader, guest leading many of the major symphony orchestras. In all these capacities she has made many recordings and CDs, has broadcast frequently and toured extensively throughout Great Britain, Europe and the USA.

Qualifications / Educational Background

Royal Academy of Music

Teaching Experience

Diane is a professor and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and a professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and has an international reputation as a teacher and adjudicator.

External appointments

Artist-in-residence, the London Festival of Chamber Music

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