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Diana Mathews (Viola) Profile

Diana's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English Philharmonia, London Concert Orchestra, London Mozart Players, London Symphony Orchestra, Mozart Festival Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Swan, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Senbla Concert Orchestra, Son Orchestra, Worthing Symphony Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): English National Ballet, English National Opera Orchestra, Opera North Orchestra, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Royal Opera House Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera Orchestra.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Apollo Chamber Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, Belmont Ensemble of London, Brandenburg Sinfonia, City of London Sinfonia, City of Oxford Orchestra, Continuum Ensemble, Endymion Ensemble, English Festival Orchestra, Isis Ensemble, London Concertante, London Contemporary Orchestra, London Festival Orchestra, Marylebone Camerata, Milton Keynes City Orchestra, Orchestra Nova, Pro-Arte, Thames Sinfonia.
  • Chamber Groups: Locrian Ensemble, Trafalgar Sinfonia.
  • Shows: Mikado, Phantom of The Opera.
  • Sessions: Justin Pearson, Karl Jenkins Music Ltd, London Musicians Limited.
  • Education Work: Apollo Music Projects.

other items of interest …

As a chamber musician Diana regularly performs with the Kreutzer Quartet, leader Peter Sheppard Skaerved and she has participated in the London Festival of Chamber Music playing with the English String Quartet, leader, Diana Cummings. She performs regularly with her duo partner, pianist, Jonathan Beatty. She also frequently works as violist in violin/viola duos.

Diana Mathews pursues an active performing career as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. She studied with Yuko Inoue and Matthew Souter at the Royal Academy of Music where she gained a BMus with First Class Honours and MMus with Distinction. Prizes include the Theodore Holland Prize, Sidney Griller Memorial Prize, the Alfred Gibson Prize and the Kenneth Page Foundation Viola Competition.

Diana has a keen interest in contemporary music and enjoys working alongside composers. Works dedicated to her have included Richard Bullen's 'Rite' for solo viola and Roger Carter's 'Deep Thoughts' for viola and piano. She has also performed in the World Premiere of American composer, Michael Rose's 'Hopeful Monsters' as well as giving the UK Premiere of his Third Viola Sonata, 'The Pedagogy of Grief'.

Solo performances include Martinu's Rhapsody-Concerto with the Isis Chamber Orchestra, Berlioz' "Harold in Italy" with Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra and Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola with the Haydon Chamber Orchestra. Diana loves bringing beautiful yet lesser known works to her audiences, and in line with this, performed, alongside Gustav Holst's 'Lyric Movement', Imogen Holst's 'Joyce's Divertimento' with the Tudor Orchestra.

As a recitalist, Diana's performances, with her duo partner Jonathan Beatty (piano), have included concerts for the Concerts in the West recital series, at Warwick Arts Centre and for the Oxshott and Cobham Music Society.

Diana freelances with various orchestras including the Royal Opera House Orchestra.

Diana plays on a Pietro Antonio Testore viola (1780).


Graduate studies

Royal Academy of Music (BMus 1st class hons, 2003-07 and MMus 2007-09).

Prizes and Awards

  • Kenneth Page Foundation Viola Competition (2009)
  • Theodore Holland Prize for viola at the Royal Academy of Music (2008)
  • Leverhulme Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music (2008)
  • Sidney Griller Memorial Prize at the Royal Academy of Music (2008)
  • Full fee scholarship for BMus at the Royal Academy of Music (2003)
  • Sixth Form Academic Scholarship at Putney High School (2001)


Yuko Inoue and Matthew Souter. Masterclass: Roger Benedict, Brian Hawkins, Vicci Wardman, Jerzy Kosmala and Stephen Tees.

Diana joined Morgensterns in October 2009

Diana's web profile was last updated 28th Mar 2019


Diana Mathews (Viola) Profile

Teaching experience

Diana's teaching career has included string quartet coaching at Wimbledon and Putney High Schools, sectional coaching for the Marryat Players and Stoneleigh Training Orchestra, group teaching of both the violin and viola at King Solomon Academy and also individual (violin, viola and piano) and group teaching at the Colourstrings Music School in Roehampton. She also teaches privately.


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