Pianist, Dr. Dianna Anderson demonstrates a rare combination of scholarship and virtuosity, performing frequently as a solo recitalist and collaborator, her repertoire ranging from classical standards to new music. As a founding member of the piano trio, Luminus, with violinist Dr. Jon Rumney, and cellist Dr. Erik Anderson, she has performed hundreds of concerts bringing the intimate art of chamber music to stages throughout the Midwest. Also with cellist, Erik Anderson, she has a more than 20-year relationship as a duo, performing recitals across the US, Canada, and Italy.
Much sought-after as a collaborator, she performs regularly with various musical groups, including theMinot Symphony Orchestra, Western Plains Opera Company, her colleagues at Minot State University as well as guest artists. Recent highlights include collaborative performances with the Ying Quartet and a series of concerts given in Minot, ND of the complete works for cello and piano by Ludwig van Beethoven with cellists Yehuda Hanani and Erik Anderson. She has recently been a featured soloist with the North State Symphony,Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, Minot Symphony Orchestra, the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra, and the Bismarck-Mandan Youth Symphony.
A passionate educator, she teaches piano, piano pedagogy, and collaborative piano at Minot State University, as well as maintaining a studio of young pianists. She frequently adjudicates regional festivals and competitions and is on faculty at Dakota Chamber Music and International Music Camp. Her degrees are from the University of Idaho, and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where her principle instructors were Jay Mauchley and Frank Weinstock.
An avid runner, Dr. Anderson has run numerous marathons. She also enjoys cooking, traveling, back-packing, and gardening. She lives in a home designed based on Brahms’ Intermezzo Op. 118, No. 2, with her husband, four sons, two yellow labs and cat.