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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Diane Hunger

Mark your calendars now to join us March 8-11, 2018 for the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Name: Diane Hunger
Website: http://www.dianehunger.com
Presentation Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 4:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Corbett
Presentation Title: Mana Quartet - Per Nørgård and David Sanford
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 18
Bio: Known for her 'sophisticated sound spectrum' and 'enthralling performance' Diane Hunger is recognized internationaly and performs frequently as soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, as well as North and South America. Recently she could be heard as soloist with the Hamburger Symphoniker (Germany), the Filarmonica Banatul (Romania) (premiering the Tenor Saxophone Concerto by Kalevi Aho), Lubbock Symphony, Fredonia Wind Symphony, and Syracuse Wind Ensemble; at the World Saxophone Congress in France with a world premiere of a new quartet by Swedish composer Mika Pelo; and in Syracuse, NY with a premiere of the chamber concerto for alto saxophone ‘Remembering the Night Sky’ by Stephen Ferre. Diane is  a member of the Mana Quartet and currently teaches at Syracuse University and the State University of New York at Fredonia. Diane Hunger is a D’Addario Performing Artist, performing on Reserve Reeds exclusively. 
Ensemble Bio:

Called a 'groundbreaking ensemble' by the Los Angeles Chronicle, the Mana Quartet has repeatedly won high praise from today's leading composers, noted as an ensemble that is 'vigorous and accomplished...deserving every success' and 'beautifully balanced...a new bright light in the world of chamber music' by Pulitzer Prize winners Charles Wuorinen and Ellen Taafe Zwilich. Since it's incpetion in 2007, the ensemble has premiered dozens of dedicated tewnty-first century works and widely performed underrepresented masterpieces of the twentieth century. 
In 2009, the Mana Quartet became the first saxophone quartet in history to receive the coveted Grand Prize of the Coleman International Chamber Competition, garnering national attention and activity on the national chamber music circuit. Season highlights include live concerts at International SaxFest of Szczecin (Poland), FeNAM (CA), and Jacksonville Friday Musicale (FL).
The Mana Quartet is a D'Addario Performing Ensemble and performs exclusievly on Reserve Classic reeds. 


Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Michael Mortarotti Alto Saxophone Michael Mortarotti enjoys an active performing career that has taken him throughout the United State . . .
Michael Hernandez Soprano Saxophone Hailed as a “World class performer!” and “An extraordinary talent!” Michael Hernandez ha . . .
Thomas Giles Baritone Saxophone Thomas Giles compels listeners to re-think an instrument they thought they knew. Said to have “...th . . .
Diane Hunger Tenor Saxophone Known for her 'sophisticated sound spectrum' and 'enthralling performance' Diane Hunger is recognize . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Roads to Ixtlan Per Nørgård 8
kafka David Sanford 9