ABOUT

John Diodati, born in Boston, began his clarinet studies at age 7. He has performed as a guest in subscription concerts with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra, and San Antonio Symphony. Additionally, he performed with the New York Philharmonic as a 2017 Zarin Mehta Fellow.

A fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2012 and 2013, John  was the recipient of the 2013 Gino B. Cioffi Memorial Prize for Outstanding Woodwind Performance. At Tanglewood, he worked with many distinguished conductors, including Rafael Frühbeck de BurgosChristoph von Dohnányi, Andris Nelsons, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Michael Tilson Thomas. Also a fellow at the Music Academy of the West, John performed chamber music with members of the Chicago and San Francisco Symphonies during the 2014 season. 

 

 

John received degrees in clarinet performance from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music and New England Conservatory (NEC), where he studied with Richie Hawley and Thomas Martin. While at NEC, John frequently appeared as a recitalist in Jordan Hall, most notably as a member of the NEC Contemporary Ensemble under the direction of John Heiss. Performances with this group involved frequent collaborations with leading 20th century composers such as Gunther Schuller and John Harbison.

"Diodati demonstrated an enviable control of the clarinet across all registers and dynamic ranges..."

                      - Boston Musical Intelligencer 

"The long-held note on the solo clarinet (John Diodati) that led into the quiet, major-key ending of the first movement was hauntingly beautiful." 

                      - Boston Musical Intelligencer