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Diodore Photo2Cellist Nicholas Diodore was born in Marion, Indiana to a musical family and quickly established a reputation as a very talented cellist. He won several competitions and was the recipient of many awards before attending high school. He received his early musical instruction from Geoffrey Lapin of the Indianapolis Symphony.

Mr.Diodore attended high school at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. There, as a student of Crispin Campbell, he excelled in the study of 20th century compositions as well as in chamber music. During the time he spent there, Mr.Diodore was a prize winner at the Bischoff International Chamber Music competition and the Grand Prize winner of the Downbeat Magazine Chamber Music Competition. He graduated in 1995 with the highest honors in both music and academic. In 1996 Me.Diodore attended the Cleveland Institute of Music where he was a student of Alan Harris. While at CIM he also studied with Merry Peckham of the Cavani Quartet and with Richard Weiss, assistant principle cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra. He performed in the master-classes of Paul Katz and Gary Hoffman.

Mr.Diodore participated in several well-known summer music festivals. He was one of the youngest participants in the Quartet Program at Bucknell University. From 1996 to 1999 he spent his summers at the Aspen Music Festival where he held third chair in the Aspen Chamber Orchestra. In 2000 and 2001 he was accepted to participate in the Cayman Islands Music Festival. Currently Mr.Diodore holds a faculty position at the Aurora School of Music and the Cleveland Music School Settlement. In addition to maintaining a large private studio his duties include regular performances of solo and chamber music. He also serves on the board of directors of the Cleveland Cello Society.

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