Diana Pepelea

Born in Brasov-Romania, Diana Pepelea began studying the violin under the guidance of her father and won her first National Music Competition at the age of eight. While attending the Arts Academy in Brasov, Diana won numerous national and international music competitions all over Romania. Since 1994, she has toured and given recitals all over Europe and the United States, recorded for the National Radio in Bucharest, and appeared in televised performances. She also performed as a soloist on multiple occasions with the Brasov Philharmonic, as well as with the Arts Academy Orchestra (Brasov-Romania).

In 1999 Diana attended the Interlochen Arts Academy on a full scholarship, where she completed her high school education. She received her Bachelor’s degree in 2006 from the Cleveland Institute of Music, as a student of David Updegraff, and recently completed her Master’s degree at Carnegie Mellon University, as a student of Andres Cardenes. Diana is currently a member of the Canton Symphony, Opera Cleveland and the Key West Symphony.

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CityMusic Cleveland season opener celebrates life and work of music director’s mentor (preview)

October 18, 2017

By¬†Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer   CLEVELAND, Ohio – To Avner Dorman, CityMusic Cleveland’s season opener next week is more than just another series of concerts. It’s a chance to reconnect, in arguably the deepest possible way, with an old and dear friend, to honor a mentor he said shaped his artistic identity and set […]

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