Pianist Composer Performance Artist
"One of modern music's more mischievous minds"
"McIntosh...uses her entire body as an instrument. It was like catching a short-wave broadcast from outer space. She is a wonder, and she is witty and inventive in the bargain."
"An individual but genuinely poetic atmosphere."
"Full of mysterious sounds."
"Multimedia performance is a natural outgrowth of the age, and McIntosh is one of its important voices."
"Pianist puts some fun on music series menu."
"Diana McIntosh's sound arsenal."
"Her multi-media concert... was thoroughly entertaining for every breathing soul in the audience."
"She's so inventive you can't believe what you're listening to, and you can't stop."
"Virtuoso composer, pianist, show-woman - Winnipeg's Diana McIntosh - is one of the wonders of the Canadian contemporary music world. Contemporary music is not often so engaging, entertaining and delightful."
Friday, May 29, 2015, Wilfrid Laurier University. Waterloo, ON. Diana`s string quartet, Gatheringfour: Broadening Perspectives, commissioned by the Penderecki String Quartet, will be premiered during the Quartetfest festival.
Thursday, April 9, 2015. Diana is curating a unique and beautiful GroundSwell concert , 'Music For a Lost Planet', at 8:00 pm in Eckhardt Gramatte Hall, University of Winnipeg. (the building behind the 'castle-looking' building on Portage Ave. ) It features the 'low-flute' specialist Peter Sheridan who is coming from Melbourne, Australia, to play this concert of enchanting, evocative and playful pieces for the 'low-flute' family — alto, bass, contra bass and subcontra bass flutes. The rich mellow sound of these large instruments is wonderful to 'listen' to and amazing to 'see'! Peter will be joined for some of the pieces by Winnipeg musicians Laurel Ridd on alto flute and Robin MacMillan on piano. Peter and Diana will premiere her new work, 'On The Far Side of Mars', which she wrote to reflect the sounds, colours and mysterious atmosphere we might find if we landed on the planet Mars. She's written it for bass flute and the myriad timbres produced from inside a grand piano. This will be a unique experience for the audience . Don`t miss it!!
Monday, Feb. 29, 2015 12:30 Faculty of Music, University of Manitoba. Diana will give a 50-minute solo concert of two of her theatrical / music works : Aunt Kate, an autobiographic piece about her eccentric and colourful aunt who lived in Banff ; and an excerpt from Diana`s dramatic work, Beryl Markham--- Flying West With the Night, an autobiographic piece about the intrepid British woman who lived in Kenya, and who became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west in 1936.