Violist Thomas Diener is a founding member of the Rossetti String Quartet. He has performed internationally in recital, with orchestra and as a collaborator in chamber music ensembles. Music festivals at which he has performed include France’s Festival Mediterranean and Festival de Prades, Norway’s Stavanger Festival and Portugal’s Sintra Festival.

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Mr. Diener began his viola studies at age eleven, and went on to win a scholarship to the National Academy of the Arts in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, where he studied with Paul Rolland, Guillermo Perich and Gabriel Magyar of the Hungarian Quartet. He continued his studies at Mannes College of Music under the tutelage of Lotte Bamberger and William Lincer. Mr. Diener has participated in master classes with the Emerson, Cleveland, Tokyo, Stradivari, Pro Arte and Vermeer string quartets. A proponent for musical education, he has coached young musicians in chamber music ensembles for The Juilliard School’s High School for the Performing Arts and Pre-College division.