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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

Diane Tisdall (Participant), 25 Jun 2014, French Revolutionary Doctoral Workshop

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Participation in conference

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

Diane Tisdall (Invited speaker), 9 Jan 201510 Jan 2015, L'homme-violon. Pierre Baillot (1771-1842)

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Society for the Study of French History Annual Conference

Diane Tisdall (Participant), 12 Jul 2014, Society for the Study of French History Annual Conference

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Technology in Music: Production, Preservation and Dissemination

Diane Tisdall (Chair), 22 May 201424 May 2014, Technology in Music: Production, Preservation and Dissemination

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

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

Diane Tisdall (Organiser), 30 May 20131 Jun 2013, Performing the Metropolis: Music, Urban Geography and Spatial Practices since 1789

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

The Franco-Belgian Violin School from Viotti to Ysaye

Diane Tisdall (Participant), 11 Jul 2012, The Franco-Belgian Violin School from Viotti to Ysaye

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

17th Biennial Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music

Diane Tisdall (Participant), 27 Jun 2012, 17th Biennial Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Authorship and ‘Authenticity’ in Composition, Editing and Performance

Diane Tisdall (Participant), 5 Apr 2012, Authorship and ‘Authenticity’ in Composition, Editing and Performance

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Orchestral Conducting in the Nineteenth Century

Diane Tisdall (Participant), 15 Jul 2011, Orchestral Conducting in the Nineteenth Century

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Niccolò Paganini: Diabolus in Musica

Diane Tisdall (Participant), 16 Jul 2009, Niccolò Paganini: Diabolus in Musica

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Prize (including medals and awards)

Music & Letters Award

Diane Tisdall (Recipient), 2012

Activity: AwardsPrize (including medals and awards)

Oldman Student Research Grant

Diane Tisdall (Recipient), 2009

Activity: AwardsPrize (including medals and awards)

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