Born in Bogota, Colombia, Diana Sanchez has developed an international career as a violinist. She has performed as a soloist with orchestras including the New Horizons Symphony in New Mexico (2017) and the Ibague Symphony Orchestra in Colombia (2019). She has toured internationally with the Colombian Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, the NMSU Philharmonic Orchestra, the National University of Colombia Symphony Orchestra, the Bogota Symphony Orchestra, among others.
Sanchez has been teaching professionally since 2008. In 2010, she was part of the Violin Faculty of Montalban in Caracas, Venezuela, for El Sistema. Between 2012 and 2016 she was a violin and music teacher in different high school programs such as Tocar y Luchar in CAFAM Bogota and the Educational Program at Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally, Sanchez has been a Teaching and Graduate Assistant at New Mexico State University (2016-2018) and Florida State University (2018-present) for the violin studio of Simon Gollo and Benjamin Sung, respectively.
Sanchez’s awards and recognitions include the Young Artist Competition of the New Horizons Symphony Orchestra in New Mexico (2017) and the Young Performers of the Luis Angel Arango in Bogota, Colombia with the string quartet Alla Corda (2008). She has also participated in different Music Festivals including the Vienna Summer Music Festival and the Aruba Symphony Festival, where she has been part of the staff since 2017.
As a chamber musician, Sanchez has vast experience playing in different ensembles including the Latin American ensemble Cincopando (2018-2020), Julian Guerrero y su Compas de Tango (2013-2016), Alla Corda String Quartet (2006-2008), among others.
Sanchez holds a Master of Music in Violin Performance from New Mexico State University in the studio of Simon Gollo. Currently, she is finishing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Florida State University as part of Dr. Benjamin Sung’s studio and she recently earned a position as Violin Faculty at the Peabody Preparatory.