Diana Haskell has occupied the Wilfred and Ann Lee Konneker Assistant Principal Clarinet Chair of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra since September 2003. In addition to serving as Acting Principal Clarinet with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Haskell was also Principal Clarinet with the Milwaukee Symphony for one season, and Assistant Principal and Eb Clarinet with the MSO from 1991-2003. She has performed with various orchestras as soloist on numerous occasions and has served as Principal Clarinet of the Santa Fe Opera.
As a result of being a finalist in the 1986 Naumberg International Competition, Ms. Haskell performed a solo recital in Carnegie Hall. Since that time, her international appearances have included concerts in Europe, Japan and Cuba. She was
Principal Clarinet for the Grammy award-winning recording of Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra, an opera directed by Gian Carlo Menotti.
Ms. Haskell has held the post of Principal Clarinet with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Savannah Symphony Orchestra and Charleston (SC) Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Festival in Boulder and Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds. Her teaching duties have taken her to State University of New York-Buffalo, Houghton College, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Wisconsin Lutheran College
Ms. Haskell holds degrees from the Juilliard School and Eastman School of Music. Her principal teachers were D. Stanley Hasty, Mitchell Lurie, and Joseph Allard.