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PhD Candidate
Departamento de Comunicação e Arte | Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Tel: (+351) 234 370 389 (ext. 23700)


Degree in violin performance at the University of Cauca (Colombia) and master's degree in violin performance and pedagogy at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz (Germany), Diana Rodriguez has a long career in orchestra, teaching as well as chamber musician. She has been a member of various orchestras and ensembles such as Orquesta Filarmónica de Cali, Frankfurter Sinfoniker, Kolleg für Alte Musik Mainz and Mannheimer Ensemble; she was part of the Young Orchester of the Americas at the 2011 Young Euro Classic Festival in Berlin and was selected to represent Colombia at the 2010 World Orchestra and the 2013 World Peace Orchestra in South Korea. In 2012 she was invited as concermaster of the Rheinische Orchesterakademie Mainz. She has given recitals in Colombia, Germany and Portugal. As a soloist, she has performed in different concert halls, including the Leon de Greiff Auditorium and the Fabio Lozano Auditorium in the city of Bogota.
Among her professors are Dmitri Petoukhov and Karin Lorenz. She also received master classes from great violinists such as Vadim Gluzman and Rachel Barton. She was selected in 2015 and 2017 to participate in the master classes of the Cartagena International Music Festival. Between 2014 and 2017, she was the principal violin professor and conductor of the Universidad Sergio Arboleda String Orchestra in Bogotá. Currently she is one of the faculty professors at the Universidad del Valle (Cali-Colombia). 
Diana Rodríguez is pursuing the PhD in Music - Performance with a violin emphasis at the Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal). She combines her teaching activities with music research, concerts as soloist and chamber music. 

Ciência Vitae | ORCID


Doctoral Project
The Franco-Belgian and Russian schools as references to perform Latin American repertoire for violin and piano

António Vassalo Lourenço



Luca Chiantore


The purpose of this artistic research project is to propose a performance proposal of music for violin and piano composed in Colombia by Luis Carlos Figueroa and Mario Gómez Vignes, taking as references the divergences of the sound and stylistic aesthetics of Franco-Belgian and Russian violin schools, pedagogical and performance currents that remained in force until much of the twentieth century, showing particular characteristics regarding the sound production and use of musical expressive elements that marked the difference between the violinists representing each of these two schools.
Taking into account that in Latin America and more specifically in Colombia there has been no pedagogical and performance tradition of the violin with its own aesthetic, as it has happened in Europe, taking these two schools as references can open paths and possibilities for the performance of academic repertoire for violin that has been composed in Latin America.