Composer, Pianist, Teacher and Lecturer
Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee composes a range of music at all levels. The majority of her writing is for the piano since she herself was trained as a pianist. She has a wealth of teaching pieces for early intermediate through early advanced students and has many large concert works for the advanced pianist as well.
She has in addition written many instrumental works, ensembles of various combinations, songs, orchestral works, etc.
Performances of Dianne's music are licensed by BMI.
“ I was very impressed by your work and
consider it a highly valuable addition to
contemporary piano literature.”
-- Rudolf Firkusny, Concert Pianist
Art by the Composer
Several Art works of the composer have been displayed at the "Touch" Art and Craft Gallery, 281 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (617)547-0017
75th Birthday Marathon in June 2013
Find out who played what on the Marathon concerts.
Programs for the 6 Marathon concerts
World Premieres at the 2013 75th Birthday Marathon on Youtube
Ballade No,4 Op.223
Diane Andersen, pianist
Toccata “Hygagan” Op.229 In Memoriam Dr. Elizabeth “Betty” Gregory
Anna Mikaelian Meshian, pianist
Toccata “Hygagan” Op.229, In Memoriam Dr. Elizabeth “Betty” Gregory
Amelia Donoghue, pianist
For Left Hand Alone: Nocturne Op.7 & Une histoire d’amour Op.224
Adrienne Wiley, pianist
Bagatelle, op. 183, for Ai-li Chin
Bagatelle, op. 184, for Martha Walker
Nancy Lee Harper, pianist
Bagatelle Op.213 ”Thank You Notes”
Irina Baghdasaryan, pianist
There are many more YouTube videos of the 75th Birthday Marathon performers in action.
Check out the ones listed on the Audio/Video page
NEWEST FJH PUBLICATIONS
"Pictures and Beyond" Book 1, Elementary (J1031)
"Three Close Friends" Op.182 (E1070) for SIX HANDS at ONE PIANO
Performance by Rick Jeet Gangopadhyay, Vikram Gopal, and Justin Liu, pianists
This is a fabulous piece that can be enjoyed by children as well as adults.
It's fun to play, fun to listen to and was fun to compose. It was commissioned by NEPTA member, Eleanor McLaughlin, and three of her students, who have performed the piece to great acclaim on several occasions. It was performed in France by faculty members of the Mons Conservatoire, Belgium in 2009.
FJH chose not to include a synthesized CD of the work that I made for practice purposes at three different tempi. We all know how difficult it is to get 3 students together at one time to rehearse. This CD allows them the possibility to practice the piece individually so that when they come together things will work better.
Dianne will be happy to make this CD available to anyone interested.