Flutist Diane Grubbe performs regularly with Donald Pippin’s Pocket Opera and also freelances throughout the Bay Area, appearing with regional orchestras including Symphony Silicon Valley, Festival Opera, and others. Diane often performs with the contemporary music ensemble sfSoundGroup and has been a guest performer with Earplay, the Eco Ensemble and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. In 2015, Diane premiered composer/guitarist Giovanni Piacentini’s Los Murmullos for alto flute and guitar as part of the Mex-I-Am festival in San Francisco.

Since 2004, Diane has been the flautista in Quinteto Latino, the Bay Area wind quintet specializing in classical and contemporary music from Latin America. In 2012 the quintet released its debut CD, 100 Years of Mexican Music for Wind Quintet. That same year the quintet commissioned and premiered Voces del Desierto by Guillermo Galindo. Following the premiere, they performed this important performance piece in New York and also Tulsa, Oklahoma, where it was featured at the 2014 National Performance Network conference.

[from program for May 16, 2016 concert]