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Diana Duarte, Piccolo & Flutist

was born in Cuiabá – Mato Grosso, Brazil. At early age, she was involved with music, coming from a family of musicians. Diana started playing at the Symphony Orchestra from Mato Grosso at the age of 13. Her studies brought her to Rio de Janeiro at the National University of Music with Prof. Woltzenlogel and later to Germany at the Musikhochschule with Prof. Renate Greiss in Karlsruhe and Prof. Mjriam Nastasi in Freiburg. She won numerous competitions, the Premio Valentino Bucchi for flute and piccolo in Rome; the Premiere Prix a l'Unanimitè at the Piccolo-Competition UFAM in Paris, Premio Città di Cortemilia - Premio Caffa Righetti in Piemonte; XXIII Concorso Internationale di Esecuzione Strumentale Premio Rovere d'Oro in Emilia Romagna, and many others. Diana Duarte concertizes as a soloist, in chamber music formations, and in orchestras that brought her to Germany, Brazil, France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovenia, Denmark and the USA.

"I had the pleasure to know and record the Sonatina..."

“I had the pleasure to know and record the Sonatina from composer Arshak Andriasov.

When I heard the midi file (Flute version) he posted on YouTube, I thought it would be a lot of joy and fun to play this piece. Suddenly, it caught my attention to share an idea with Arshak of making this piece for the piccolo flute.

And it was right! He happily agreed.

I had so much fun working on this piece. It is a short piece that is full of energy at the fast parts, alternating with beautiful deepness at the slow ones. I could not wait to record this composition and ask him what I could do better.

It is such a privilege to get to know the composer. He is such a kind and positive person, always encouraging and heartwarming.

I felt the music speaks to a lot of people, and connects them all over the world, if played or heard, no matter where one is from or which language one speaks.”

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