Diana was born in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1984 and received her early musical
education at the Ciurlionis Gymnasium of Art in Vilnius. Since 2000 Diana studied
with Prof. Natalia Boyarsky at the Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey and at the
Royal College of Music in London obtaining a Masters Degree in Performance with
She is a prize-winner in 15 international competitions for young artists. Recent
successes include becoming a laureate of the Jascha Heifetz International
Competition in Lithuania, winning the Windsor Festival International String
Competition, finalist in the Jeunesses Musicales Montreal International
Competition and the prize for the best interpretation of the contemporary set
work. In Denmark Diana was awarded the 'European Prize for Achievement'.
Diana has given a number of solo performances in the UK, Lithuania, Netherlands,
France, Italy and USA. Diana's recent engagements included performances at the
Windsor Festival with the Philharmonia Orchestra and at the Vilnius Philharmonic
Hall with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra broadcasted live by Lithuanian
National Television. In November 2009 Diana made her USA debut performing
Elgar's Violin Concerto with the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra.
Other solo appearances include working with the Orchestre Symphonique de
Montreal, Madeira Classical Orchestra, Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra,
The New Professionals Orchestra, Charkov Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian National
and Symphony Orchestras which enabled her to work with conductors including
Martyn Brabbins, Neil Thomson, John Farrer, Juozas Domarkas, Robertas Servenikas
and Saulius Sondeckis.
Diana has given recitals in venues such as Cadogan Hall as part of the Chelsea
Festival, Purcell Room as an award-winner of the Philharmonia Orchestra Martin
Musical Scholarship Fund, Hall Pasteur at La Corum in Montpellier for the Radio
France Festival in 2009, Chamber Hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam,
Theater Diligentia in the Hague and in 2004, to mark Lithuania's inauguration into the EU, represented her country at the Konzerthaus in Vienna.In 2010 Diana was
chosen to represent the Baltic Nations at the U.S.-Baltic Foundation’s Annual Gala
held in Washington DC.
Diana is a recipient of Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Foundation Award, Martin
Musical Scholarship Fund Award, Hattori Foundation Award and Musicians
Benevolent Fund Music Education Award. She is also a winner of the 2007 Philip &
Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists, awarded by the Making Music
Due to her international performing success the president of the Lithuanian
Republic, Algirdas Brazauskas, awarded Diana with a special commendation: ‘These
awards are in recognition of your successful efforts in promoting our homeland
Lithuania throughout the World’.