London-based violinist Debbie Diamond is originally from Toronto, Canada. She received her Master’s Degree in Historical Performance from the University of Toronto and continued her doctoral studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She has given solo recitals in Canada, the United States, Israel, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom. From 1996–1999 Debbie lived in Israel, where she was the leader of the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra and a member of the Jerusalem Consort. She was also founder, leader and artistic director of Ensemble Nuance and Barock ’n’ Roll, as well as a member of the Israeli- Irish band Black Velvet.
Since 1999 Debbie has been a regular member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and has worked for eminent conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Mark Elder, Vladimir Jurowski, Ivan Fischer, Sir Roger Norrington and Franz Bruggen. She has performed regularly with the English Baroque Soloists, L’Orchestre Romantique et Revolutionnaire (both conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner), and has appeared as soloist with Fiori Musicali, Ensemble Sonnerie, the Sweelinck Ensemble, and as guest violinist with the chamber group Red Priest. As a teacher, Debbie has taught in Latvia, United States, and Ireland. Currently she teaches period performance at the Junior Academy, Royal Academy of Music, London. She has been teaching modern violin for many years, and is currently teaching violin at primary and secondary schools, in addition to a thriving private studio.