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
“An iconoclast for
today’s classical music.”
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.
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
Seinäjoki Symphony Orchestra
Waukegan Symphony Orchestra
Rose City Chamber Orchestra
Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra
of Music Orchestra
Aspen Music Festival
Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Music Director and
of the South Loop
World-Class Composer, Essayist and Educator
Maestra Diehnelt’s composition has
quickly found world premieres and is reaching ever-widening audiences through
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.