School of Music

Brian Diehl

Artist Faculty in Trombone and Euphonium

Office

Corthell Hall

Office Hours Fall 2013

Varies, Monday or Friday afternoons by appointment only.

Contact Information

Phone: 207-793-4701

After graduating from the Interlochen Arts Academy (where he received the Fine Arts Award for Brass) trombonist Brian L. Diehl, a Maine native, received his B.M. from Northwestern University and his M.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music (becoming the first brass player at NEC to receive the Rabb Presidential Scholarship; as well as the Theodore Presser Award). Mr. Diehl was a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center for two seasons and worked under Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Simon Rattle, Jeffrey Tate, and Marek Janowski. He also was selected to a three-year Fellowship with the New World Symphony, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, with whom he toured and recorded extensively.   

Mr. Diehl is the newly appointed Principal Trombonist with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, under Carolyn Kuan's Direction. He also holds the Principal Trombone position in the  Springfield Symphony Orchestra, under Kevin Rhodes Direction, which also includes performing at the Berkshire Choral Festival. He has performed with many regional orchestras and ensembles throughout New England, including:  Rhode Island Philharmonic, Albany Symphony, and Boston Modern Orchestral Project, for which he has recorded several albums of new music. 

Former Principal trombone of the Florida West Coast Symphony (now the Sarasota Orchestra, FL), Mr. Diehl has also performed with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops,  and Boston Pops Esplanade, as well as performances with The Florida Orchestra (Tampa), and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, where he made a recording in 1989 of the music of Verdi's Opera Highlights with Sir Georg Solti.  He has also performed under such notable conductors as Luciano Berio, Leonard Bernstein, Eduarto Mata, Gunther Schuller, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Stephan Sanderling, Bernard Haitink, Jahja Ling, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Leonard Slatkin.  He was chosen as Principal Trombone of the American-Soviet Youth Orchestra, performing under Zubin Mehta and Dmitri Kitayenko in major cities in both countries.  Additionally, Mr. Diehl was selected as Principal Trombone to represent Maine in the McDonald's All-American Band, marching in the Macy's Thanksgiving and Pasadena Rose Bowl Parades.

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