Cellist | Educator | Entrepreneur
As a contemporary international artist, Diana Wuli has performed in concerts throughout the USA, UK, Europe, Australia, and Asia. She has also performed with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, New Zealand Opera and Ballet Orchestra, and International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico.
Diana has been the recipient of numerous prestigious prizes and awards, including the Donovan Johnson Travelling Scholarship (AUS), Thornton Foundation Award (UK), Eva Heinitz Cello Award (USA), and Janos Starker Scholar (USA). Her studies have taken her across three continents: Double Degree in Music and Commerce at University of Melbourne (AUS), Masters in Music at Royal Northern College of Music (UK), and Performers Diploma and Doctor of Music from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (USA). During her time at Indiana University, she was Assistant Instructor in Cello to renowned cellist and distinguished Cello Professor Emilio Colón.
In addition to performing, Diana is currently on faculty at Vincennes University (USA) as Adjunct Professor in Applied Strings and Director of VU String Ensemble. A passionate educator, Diana gives workshops and masterclasses as guest lecturer at Miami University, Indiana University, University of South Dakota, and Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. She has worked closely with string pedagogues, including internationally renowned string pedagogue Mimi Zweig. She was recently co-curator of the VMTA String Webinar Series, a series dedicated to online teacher training.
As an avid believer in the purpose and power of music, Diana is actively involved in creating and collaborating in music projects with the mission of bringing music and music education into underserved communities around the globe. She is the Founder of Melbourne String Academy (MSA), and Artistic Director of Virtual Cello Camp 2020 (VCC2020).