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Miss Diane Tisdall

Research interests

My thesis _Pierre Baillot and Violin Pedagogy in Paris, 1795-1815_ explores the Conservatoire’s impact on Parisian musical culture through its commercialisation of technical skill. Sources include the Conservatoire archive, press reviews and pedagogical treatises. The classes of Pierre Baillot, one of the inaugural violin teachers at the Conservatoire, form a principal focus.

 

Biographical details

I have assisted on undergraduate music history courses at King's, in addition to teaching AS and A2-level music history and composition modules at an independent school in Surrey.

I'm currently a translator - French to English - for the University of Rouen music department, and an editor for Swedish Musical Heritage, University of Gothenburg. I'm also a Lead String Teacher for Hertfordshire Music Service, where I teach whole-class and individual violin lessons, manage an area youth orchestra and coach at county level. I also lead professional development sessions for string colleagues and have recently become a teaching moderator. My violin takes me around the wedding and corporate entertainment circuit, as well as friends' houses for cake, gossip and chamber music.

 

Participation in workshop, seminar, course

French Revolutionary Doctoral Workshop

Tisdall, D. (Participant)
25 Jun 2014

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Participation in conference

L'homme-violon. Pierre Baillot (1771-1842)

Tisdall, D. (Invited speaker)
9 Jan 201510 Jan 2015

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Society for the Study of French History Annual Conference

Tisdall, D. (Participant)
12 Jul 2014

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Technology in Music: Production, Preservation and Dissemination

Tisdall, D. (Chair)
22 May 201424 May 2014

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Performing the Metropolis: Music, Urban Geography and Spatial Practices since 1789

Tisdall, D. (Organiser)
30 May 20131 Jun 2013

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The Franco-Belgian Violin School from Viotti to Ysaye

Tisdall, D. (Participant)
11 Jul 2012

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17th Biennial Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music

Tisdall, D. (Participant)
27 Jun 2012

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Authorship and ‘Authenticity’ in Composition, Editing and Performance

Tisdall, D. (Participant)
5 Apr 2012

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Orchestral Conducting in the Nineteenth Century

Tisdall, D. (Participant)
15 Jul 2011

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Niccolò Paganini: Diabolus in Musica

Tisdall, D. (Participant)
16 Jul 2009

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