Diane Bucchianeri - Faculty & Adjuncts

Diane Bucchianeri, MM

Diane Bucchianeri, MM
Applied Associate Professor of Cello
College of Arts & Sciences
918-631-3478 Lorton Performance Center Room 2075


MM – Manhattan School of Music BM – Manhattan School of Music


Diane Bucchianeri is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Tulsa where she teaches cello, is the Director of TU Chamber Players and the TU Summer Chamber Music Camp for middle and high school students. Bucchianeri is a member of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas and is invited frequently to perform with Tulsa Camerata, Tulsa Symphony, and Tulsa Opera. Bucchianeri received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. She has traveled extensively, performing with chamber ensembles and orchestras in the United States, France, Poland, Germany, Costa Rica, Mexico, and South America. She has been Principal Cellist of the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica and the Regional Orchestra of the Auvergne in France, and has been a member of the Mexico City Philharmonic and the Charlotte Symphony in North Carolina. In 1989 Bucchianeri won a national audition for Associate Principal Cellist of the Tulsa Philharmonic, a position she held until assuming her faculty position at the University of Tulsa in 1995. Bucchianeri has appeared with Trio Tulsa in the United States, Mexico, and the Czech Republic. In 1997 Trio Tulsa performed the Concertino for Piano Trio and String Orchestra by Martinu with the Czech National Symphony at Dvorak Hall in Prague. Bucchianeri can be heard with Trio Tulsa and in duo performances on the following CDs: Music of Bohuslav Martinu (Centaur Records), Manuel Ponce Chamber Music (ASV KOCH), and A Vision of Hills, Chamber Music of Gwyneth Walker (Centaur Records).

Research Interests

Recent performance activities include work with Trio Tulsa, Tulsa Camerata, Tulsa Symphony, Tulsa Opera, Symphony of North Arkansas.
Trio Tulsa recordings: Music of Bohuslav Martinu (Centaur Records), Manuel Ponce Chamber Music (ASV KOCH), A Vision of Hills, Chamber Music of Gwyneth Walker (Centaur Records)

Teaching Interests

Applied Cello
Chamber Music
TU Chamber Players
Orchestral Repertoire
Music Appreciation

Courses Taught

  • Orchestral Repertoire Masterclass II
  • TU Chamber Players
  • Violoncello
  • Chamber Music Ensembles
  • Orchestral Repertoire Masterclass I
  • Senior Seminar
  • Independent Study

Awards & Honors

  • Excellence in Teaching Award