John Diodati, born in Boston in 1991, began his clarinet studies at age 7. He has performed as a guest in subscription concerts with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, he has performed in this capacity with the New York Philharmonic as a 2017 Zarin Mehta Fellow. While working in the studio of Richie Hawley at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, he received both his Artist Diploma in 2019 and a masters degree in 2017. 


Diodati also received both a bachelor's and masters degree in clarinet performance from New England Conservatory (NEC), where he studied with Thomas Martin of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. 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.



John was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2012 and 2013, and he was the 2013 recipient of the 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. As a fellow at the Music Academy of the West in 2014, he performed chamber music with members of the Chicago and San Francisco Symphonies. 

"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