Diana Torbert, originally from North Carolina, received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from Converse College in South Carolina and her Master of Music Degree in Vocal and Instrumental Accompanying from the Manhattan School of Music in New York where she was a scholarship student. Her career has encompassed a wide range of solo and ensemble performances with orchestra, chamber groups, instrumentalists and vocalists in the United States and Canada. Since moving to Halifax in 1987, she has performed on many concert series in the region and recorded with CBC. Diana has played piano and celesta with Symphony Nova Scotia for 21 years. She is the pianist with Rhapsody Quintet, with whom she has released 5 CD’s – the most recent one entitled “Rhapsody by Request”. Diana has taught hundreds of students from beginning to professional levels during her 30-year teaching career and continues to maintain a large private studio in Halifax, as well as being in demand as an adjudicator at music festivals.