"The baton in the hands of Maestra Kim Diehnelt inspires confidence. She knows exactly what the music needs and has the craft to attain it."

-- EL Herald, Aguascalientes



Maestra


Kim Diehnelt


“An iconoclast for today’s classical music.”






European and US Formation

Maestra Kim Diehnelt established her craft as conductor, composer, and artistic coach in both Finland and Switzerland leading Baltic, Russian and European ensembles. In Helsinki, Maestra Diehnelt founded the Helsinki Camerata, a group dedicated to a chamber music approach to orchestral performance. Maestra Diehnelt works as a change agent guiding audiences and orchestras toward a more fully engaged experience of live classical music.


Guest Conductor

Maestra Diehnelt is an active guest conductor in the United States and abroad. She received strong praise for her interpretation of the music of Sibelius as Guest Conductor of the Orquestra Sinfónica de Aguascalientes (Mexico). Further guest conducting includes:


South Bohemian Chamber Orchestra (Czech Republic)

Seinäjoki Symphony Orchestra (Finland)

Waukegan Symphony Orchestra (IL)

Rose City Chamber Orchestra (OR)

Civic Orchestra (Chicago, IL)

Marshall Area Youth Orchestra (MN)

Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra (IL)

VanderCook College of Music Orchestra (Chicago, IL)

Aspen Music Festival


Current Posts

Northwest Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor


World-Class Composer, Essayist and Educator


Maestra Diehnelt’s composition has quickly found world premieres and is reaching ever-widening audiences through repeated performances.


In 2015, Maestra Diehnelt was selected as Semi-finalist for The American Prize in Composition – Professional Orchestra division.


In January 2015 the quartet version of Caprio saw performances in Chicago (Metropolis Oboe Quartet) and in New York (Face the Music). Maestra’s oeuvre show a refined use of time and gesture, frequently employing counterpoint and modern-modal tonalities within a succinct time frame. Available recordings may be accessed here.


Maestra Diehnelt’s pacing and style reflect an inherent understanding of rhetoric and dramatic flow. She has been praised for her “unusual talent to communicate through the orchestra to her audience”. 


“Always get your music live!”


Maestra Kim Diehnelt


“Playing Mahler's 5th


 Symphony under Kim


 Diehnelt was one of the


 most profound musical


 experiences of my life.


 The focus, intensity,


 the passion - she pulled


 stuff out of us that I had


 never heard before. One of those experiences 


that you never forget.”


Michael Goode,

Founder and Principal Trumpet

CHICAGO READING ORCHESTRA









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Conductor. Composer. Artistic Coach.


“The term 


‘Renaissance 


Woman’


 belongs to 


Kim Diehnelt.”

Guide to Commissioning Works

You may want to commission a work in honor of a special person or event, offer it as a gift or tribute, or use it to provide repertoire for outstanding artists or instrument types.

A guideline for commissioning rates is available through New Music USA.



Commissioning lets you bring beauty and art into the world!
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Founding Member of North American Elgar Society

Acknowledged as an authority on the music of Edward Elgar,  Maestra Diehnelt was invited to be a founding member of the  North America Branch of the Elgar Society.  

The Elgar Society in England has sponsored Maestra Diehnelt’s conducting of Elgar’s works. Her string quartet arrangements of Elgar's Sea Pictures and the Adagio from Symphony No. 1 received  premieres  at the Elgar  Society  conference in Chicago, 2016.

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