Diamanda La Berge Dramm


Diamanda La Berge Dramm (1991) grew up in Amsterdam, playing the violin since the age of four. Growing up among the leading figures of the Dutch classical, avant-garde and improvisation scene, her own concerts reflect all of these elements. At the age of thirteen, she premiered Raadsels by Louis Andriessen in the Concertgebouw for the opening of the Holland Festival 2005 and she has gone on to perform internationally as a soloist, chamber music player and band member. In April 2018 Diamanda won the Dutch Classical Talent Tour & Award, the first ever string soloist to do so. She has worked extensively with modern music luminaries such as Christian Wolff, Alvin Lucier, Gunther Schuller, Chaya Czernowin, Garth Knox and George Benjamin. Recent performances include a collaboration with Georg Friedrich Haas and concerts in Brussels and London with avant-garde rock legend John Cale. Current projects include the editing and premiering of a new series of violin studies by Garth Knox, and a duo with pianist Helena Basilova focusing on early 20th century Eastern European repertoire. As a Splendor Founder she plays and hosts concerts regularly.