Diana Arismendi is today one of the most important Venezuelan composers of her generation. Her broad musical production reaches more than fifty works, including orchestral music, children's opera, concertos, several works for percussion, piano and percussion, piano, various solo pieces, a string quartet, a woodwind quintet, for ensembles of various kinds, vocal and choral music, electronic music and a choral symphonic work.
Her works have been performed at festivals and concert halls by major orchestras, soloists and chamber groups in Venezuela, France, Germany, England, Luxembourg, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Iceland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, USA and Canada. Born in Caracas in 1962, she began at an early age her music education.
She holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition (DMA) and a Masters in Composition and Latin American Music (MM) from the Catholic University of America, in Washington, DC. under the tutelage of Helmut Braunlich. She also has recieved the "First Prize in Analysis" and the "Diplôme Supérieur de Composition" from "L'Ecole Normale de Musique" in Paris where she studied under Japanese master Yoshihisa Taïra, graduating in 1986. She is a Professor at the "Universidad Simón Bolívar" where she was the Graduate Music Coordinator for five years. She is currently the Culture Coordinator and Head of the Department of Social Sciences at the university.
Since 1996, Ms. Arismendi has been the Executive Director of the Latin American Festival of Music in Caracas. Parallel to her intense creative work, she has kept her research in the field of teaching music composition in Latinamerican which has led her to give talks and lectures on this topic. Three CDs have been devoted exclusively to her works: "Fiction" 1996, "Feasts," 1998 and "Signs in the Sky" 2007. Many of her works have been published in various labels and anthologies.