Diane Bucchianeri

Diane Bucchianeri

Applied Assistant Professor of Cello, Coordinator of the String DepartmentLorton Performance Center 2075
diane-bucchianeri@utulsa.eduPersonal Page

Ms. Bucchianeri is a member of Trio Tulsa, the chamber ensemble in residence at the University of Tulsa. Performances with Trio Tulsa include a variety of formats: traditional concerts, audience-friendly educational presentations, master classes, and community-outreach activities. As a chamber musician, Ms. Bucchianeri has concertized in the United States, the Czech Republic, France, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Columbia. As an orchestral musician she has been Principal Cello of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional in Costa Rica and the Orchestre Regional d’ Auvergne in France, Associate Principal Cello of the Tulsa Philharmonic, as well as a member of the Charlotte Symphony and the Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Bachelor of Music in Performance, Manhattan School of Music 1976
  • Master of Music in Performance, Manhattan School of Music 1978

Areas of Academic Specialty

Cello and chamber music

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Adjunct Lecturer in Music
    • Northeastern State University, OK 1994-95
  • Teaching Assistant of Cello and Chamber Music
    • Yellow Barn Music Festival, VT 1985
  • Professor of Cello
    • University of Costa Rica 1983, 1984
  • Professor of Cello
    • Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil, Costa Rica 1983, 1984
  • Teaching Assistant of Cello
    • Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division 1976-1978

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Associate Principal Cello, Tulsa Philharmonic, 1989-1995
  • Associate Principal Cello, Music Festival of Arkansas, 1995
  • Charlotte Symphony, 1986-1989
  • Principal Cello, Western Piedmont Symphony, NC, 1985-1986
  • Principal Cello, National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, 1983-1984
  • Principal Cello, Regional Orchestra of the Auvergne, France, 1982
  • Mexico City Philharmonic, 1978-1980

Professional Affiliations

  • The International Alliance for Women in Music 2005
  • Chamber Music Tulsa Board of Directors, 2002-2005
  • Chamber Music Tulsa Education Committee, 2002-2004
  • Chamber Music Tulsa Education Task Force Committee, 2002-2003
  • Chamber Music Tulsa Program Committee 2001-2002
  • ASTA (American String Teachers Association), 1995 to present
  • Hyechka Music Club, 1995 to present
  • American Federation of Musicians, 1984 to present
  • Tulsa Philharmonic Board of Directors, Musicians’ Representative; Sept. 1994 - Aug. 1995

Courses Taught at TU

  • Chamber Music Ensembles (MUS 0131)
  • Violoncello (MUS 0661-3)
  • Musical Experience (MUS 2073)


  • A Vision of Hills
    CD - Chamber Music of Gwyneth Walker – New World Dances, Craftsbury Trio, and A Vision of Hills performed by Trio Tulsa; Touch the Sky performed by Diane Bucchianeri and Anna Norberg; Centaur Records Inc.
  • Bohuslav Martinu
    CD – Concertino for Piano Trio and String Orchestra performed by Trio Tulsa and the Czech national Symphony Orchestra; Trio No. 1 and Trio No. 2 performed by Trio Tulsa; Duo No. 2 performed by Derry Deane and Diane Bucchianeri Centaur Records Inc.
  • Manuel Ponce Chamber Music
    CD - Piano Trio performed by Trio Tulsa; Three Preludes performed by Diane Bucchianeri and Anna Norberg; ASV/Koch Recording Company, London.