Diane is from Co. Monaghan. She first studied violin with Maeve Broderick at the RIAM. She led both the Junior and Senior National Youth Orchestras of Ireland and performed as soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra aged just 14. She continued her studies in the UK with teachers including Wen Zhou Li and Mauricio Fuks.
Diane has since toured the world with a number of prestigious ensembles including The Academy of St Martin in the Fields, The European Union Chamber Orchestra and Camerata Ireland. She has been a member of the Irish Chamber Orchestra since 1998.
In other genres she has performed alongside and recorded with Sir Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, Bono, Shania Twain and Katie Melua. She lead the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve collaboration with Dolores O’Riordan, performed with Declan O Rourke, improvised over Leonard Cohen songs with Liam O Maonlai and was featured soloist at the W2 Gala in London.
She is a regularly a featured artist on RTE's Sunday Miscellany. A concert tour of Brazil and Chile was postponed due to the Covid 19 pandemic.