Diane Hunger, a native of Kiel, Germany, received a Diplom-Saxophone Teacher with excellence from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Frankfurt/Akademie für Tonkunst, Darmstadt in 2008 and a Master of Music in Performance, summa cum laude, from the State University of New York in Fredonia in 2009. Ms. Hunger is currently pursuing a Doctorate in saxophone performance at The Eastman School of Music. She has taught saxophone and piano at various music schools in Germany, including the Musikschule Hummel Kiel, Musikschule Mainz-Hechtsheim, Musikschule Kelkheim and Zauber der Musik in Hamburg.
Diane Hunger is a recognized soloist, and was a national prizewinner in the German competition Jugend musiziert in 2003, as well as finalist in the annual Fredonia concerto competition in 2009. Recently she could be heard as soloist with the symphony orchestra from the Akademie für Tonkunst, the Frankfurter Orchestergesellschaft, and the Wandsbeker Sinfoniker. In addition, she has played with the Mannheimer Bläserphilharmonie as well as the Landes-Polizei-Orchester Hessen. She is active internationally as a chamber musician and was for years the Alto/Soprano saxophonist with the L’Arlésienne Saxophon Quartet and the quartet Saxo Arte. In 2007, Ms. Hunger toured Spain with the Linda Bangs Saxophone Orchestra, and in 2008 she recorded as soprano saxophonist in a quartet with Ms. Bangs for the broadcast station Bayerischer Rundfunk.
In 2010 Diane Hunger and Wildy Zumwalt formed the saxophone duo Klang par2, which recently played a series of concerts in Germany and Poland and is presently working with composers to expand the repertoire for two saxophones.
Diane Hunger has participated in numerous master classes including those given by the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, Carina Rascher, Richard Scruggs, John-Edward Kelly, and Jean-Marie Londeix.
Her primary teachers have been Bruce Weinberger, Linda Bangs and Wildy Zumwalt.