Sean Diehl

co-principal violin II

Andover, MA

Graduated from McGill University in 2023 with Bachelor’s in Violin Performance

Violinist Sean Diehl, a recent graduate from McGill University with a Bachelor’s in violin performance, studies with Andrew Wan. He began playing violin at age four and has previously studied with Soovin Kim, Robyn Bollinger, and Jason Horowitz. A third time member of NRO and avid orchestral musician, he has played under the baton of Ken-David Masur, Bramwell Tovey, Hugh Wolff, Michael Stern, Carl Topilow, and Teddy Abrams. In addition, Sean enjoys jazz improvisation, Irish fiddling, and listening to records.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I have won two USTA tennis tournaments.

Name three of your favorite composers:
Karol Szymanowski, Gustav Mahler, Richard Wagner

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
Listening to records.

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
How to effectively inspire emotional commitment as a section leader.