Violinist Diane Monroe bridges the traditions of classical composition and jazz improvisation. Monroe’s traditional recital “infused with the blues”, presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society in the fall of 2005, was received with a standing ovation. Her recital venues also include New York City’s Merkin Hall and Town Hall, Los Angeles’ Schoenberg Hall, and Cleveland’s Severance Recital Hall. Monroe is a Pro Musicis Foundation Recital Sponsorship Award recipient.
Monroe is a Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour roster artist. She performs her own solo, duo, trio, and quartet projects, and appears as a guest artist with classical & contemporary chamber ensembles, orchestras, and jazz ensembles throughout the United States. Her guest soloist credits include appearances at Carnegie Hall, Zurich Switzerland’s Tonhalle, Alice Tully Hall, the Apollo Theater, and the Kennedy Center. In addition, she is active as a composer, recording artist, and educator.