Originally from Argentina, born near Rio Parana a Rosario, as a child she began her studies in numerous instruments: guitar, piano, singing and flute. At the age of 14, she turned herself definitively toward the transverse flute, which opened a prestigious repertoire of classical music and led her to win a scholarship to study with the Yehudi Menuhin Academy in Gstaad, Switzerland.
Returning to Buenos Aires, she developed her flautist career via a contemporary repertoire and the productions of the Experimentation Center of Teatro Colón.
Between contemporary and classical music, an eclectic journey began.
In 1997 she decided to return to Europe, to study historic interpretation in Basel, at the heart of the prestigious ‘Schola Cantorum’ and her traverse in Amsterdam with Wilbert Hazelzet and Jed Wentz. Regular invitations came about with baroque orchestras Les Cyclopes, The Rare Fruits Council, Elyma, Les Musiciens du Louvre, among others, as well as her participation in the founding of the ensemble Café Zimmermann. Performing as solo flautist for the latter, their albums are dedicated in particular to the work of J.S. Bach, receiving the most important awards from critics.
Her own baroque music projects were recorded with Dirk Boerner, such as the sonatas of Johannes Mattheson or those of Johan Sebastian Bach, which were extremely well received by the baroque press. She formed I LUDI MUSICI with Dirk and Sarah van Cornewal, to revisit 18th century chamber music around the traverse flute. As a soloist, she has performed in the framework of the most prestigious festivals such as Salzburg, Innsbruck, Ambronay, Saint Denis, Prague and Varsovie – as well as some of the most beautiful concert halls in Europe among those the Theatre de La Ville, Theatre des Abbesses, Musikverein Wien, Theatre Châtelet, Gulbenkian, Brucknerhaus Linz and beyond in China, Japan, Argentina, Uruguay, Columbia and Brazil...
Her musical curiosity has led to her exploring other horizons, within traditional music. She founded her own ensemble from which her consequent albums were born, reviving the Latin-American repertoire affirming her sensuality, innovation and creativity as both performer and musician. She regularly collaborates with the Brodsky Quartet, Tunde Jegede and l’Alter Quintet in order to integrate the inventiveness of contemporary music and the richness of the south-Amerindian folklores. She is constantly searching for the next musical fusion, a musician never made uncomfortable by borders in order to explore the music, the treasures and the limits, like a great explorer. Diana Baroni is regularly invited by the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Rouen, the Association Flautistica in Madrid, Dartington International Summer School and l’Académie International de Sablé sur Sarthe.
Faithfull musical partners from long date, Tunde Jegede (kora, cello) and Rafael Guel join Diana Baroni to feature a refined collection of baroque and afro-amerindian music. These poetic, elegant and unique arrangements highlight the classical and traditional influences of an unknown musical heritage.
New creation of Tunde Jegede, The Emidy Project tells the extraordinary life of a guinean virtuose violonist from the 18th century, Joseph Antonio Emidy, who was a slave before becoming conductor and composer. Under the label given by UNESCO, Slavery Roads, this project shares a far-reaching humanitary and universal message.
A voice, six strings touched or rubbed with the bow, the vibrating wood of a Baroque flute. Minimalist and powerful, the meeting of Simon Drappier -arpeggione- and Diana Baroni, cross-feed on improvised music. Their sound material is the tension of the rope before launching the arrow; the perfect expression of a cultural exile nourished by an overwhelming present.
A new solo project around story telling, based on indigenous myths, in an inhabited, enlightened scene, carefully imagined by Arthur Daygue musician inventor, composer, accomplice of dreams on this theatrical and intimate project around Afro-Amerindian music and sacred stories of the New World.
Just two women, on stage, celebrate the flamboyant and universal theme of love, as Pedro Almodovar payed permanent tribute through his films marked by powerful and heartbreaking songs, highlighted by the mythical voices of Chavela Vargas, Bola de Nieve, Los Panchos, among others. With the wonderful pianist Valérie Chane-Tef.
As a result of solid friendship and a commun musical passion between Guadalupe Del Moral - violin - Patricia Gagnon - viola - Hager Hanana - cello - and Diana Baroni - traverso -, Umami Quartet ("delicious" in Japanese) 100% feminine, explore and give a new Momentum to the pre-classical chamber music repertoire, searching for tasty, gourmet and seductive versions.
"Diana Baroni lures those who listen to her like a siren, with her singing and her seductive way of playing. Resist it at your peril!"
"Anyone who has admired in concert the flutist Diana Baroni obtained an idea of professionnalism and the joy of perform."
"No doubt at all that Diana Baroni, with a delicious intuition, offers us the discovery of a register to retrieve urgently"
"Her original and spontaneous songs get the primitive strenght of a wild torrent resonating with bitterness : this is fascinating !"
"Her moving music whispers and sparkles, a rest area far from highways of fusion. A great outfielder."
"Still virtuoso, highly precise, Diana Baroni plays music with a remarquable range of colors..."