Dr. Johannes Dietrich
Johannes Dietrich is the Newton and Adelaide Burgner Endowed Professor of Instrumental Music.
Dr. Dietrich has studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and at Montana State University, where he has degrees in music education and German. He has a master's in violin performance and a doctorate in violin performance and conducting from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati.
As a conductor, Dr. Dietrich has led festival, district, regional, and all-state orchestras from New Jersey to Montana. He made his opera-conducting debut with the Berks Opera Workshop, leading their production of Massenet’s Thais. His LVC student orchestra was invited to perform in Austria and Italy in 2002, returned to Austria and the Czech Republic for an extended tour in 2006, and will tour Ireland in May 2014.
Dr. Dietrich is active as a clinician, regularly offering workshops throughout the country on violin techniques, pedagogy, and ensemble playing. He has served as president of the Pennsylvania/Delaware String Teachers Association, and received that organization’s “Outstanding Orchestra Director of the Year” award (2008) and “Outstanding String Teacher of the Year” award (2014). His arrangement of Bolzoni’s Minuetto for string orchestra was recently published by FJH Music.
As a violinist and violist, Dr. Dietrich gives frequent solo recitals and released his second recording, “Solo Journey,” in 2008. He also regularly performs as a member of the Majore Trio and Duo Terlano, the latter with his wife, cellist Dr. Marie-Aline Cadieux. Together, they released “Whimsies” in 2007. Dr. Dietrich was also featured on Scott Eggert’s “Volume I” released through Lebanon Valley College’s record label—Vale Records—in 2013.
To visit Dietrich's professional website, click here: www.duoterlano.com