©Background photo: Andreas Gärtner

Diamanda La Berge Dramm (1991) grew up in Amsterdam, the Netherlands playing the violin since the age of four. Growing up among the leading figures of the Dutch classical, avant-garde and improvisation scene, her own concerts reflect all of these elements.


In April 2018 Diamanda won the Dutch Classical Talent Tour & Award, the first ever string soloist to do so.


She has worked extensively with modern music luminaries such as Christian Wolff, Alvin Lucier, Gunther Schuller, Chaya Czernowin, and George Benjamin. You can hear her on New World Records as a soloist on Burr van Nostrand’s Voyage in a White City, and on Tzadik Records with Anthony Coleman.


She completed her Bachelor of Music at the New England Conservatory in Boston. At graduation, she was awarded the John Cage Award for her contribution to new music. Diamanda received her Masters of Music from the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, receiving the Nicolai Prize for the most exceptional graduation recital. Recent activity includes the editing and premiering of a new series of violin studies by Garth Knox, and performing as a soloist with the Metropole Orchestra.


As a Splendor Founder she plays and hosts concerts regularly. Splendor is a collective of 50 musicians, composers, and stage artists who transformed an old bathhouse in the heart of Amsterdam into a local cultural venue (www.splendoramsterdam.com).


Diamanda plays on an Andreas Grütter bow (2015) and an Andranik Gaybaryan violin (2014), purchased with the generous support of the Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds and the Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrumentenfonds. The next two seasons she is in residence at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven as a Young Artist through the Netherlands Funds for Performing Arts. Diamanda resides in Amsterdam.