- Instrument: Violin II
- Role: Principal
Dianne New is Principal Second Violin of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. She has been Concertmaster for the Arden Ensemble of St. Albert and the Canadian Touring Company of Phantom of the Opera, as well as for the Edmonton and National Youth Orchestras. Highly regarded as a chamber musician, Dianne has been featured in such series as the University of Alberta's Encounter Concerts, the Edmonton New Music Festival, and with other members of the Debut String Quartet, who were Canada's first finalists in the Banff International String Quartet Competition. Having begun to study violin at age 3 and joining the ESO at age 18, almost all her life has been spent as an active member of Edmonton's music community.