Diana Matut (Germany; voice, recorder)

(PhD 2006) holds a position as lecturer for Jewish Studies at the University Halle-Wittenberg. She is giving courses on Yiddish Language as well as on Jewish Literature and Music. Since its first appearance in 2007, Diana is Editor of the European Journal of Jewish Studies (together with Giusppe Veltri).

Furthermore, she teaches recorder at the Conservatory Georg-Friedrich-Handel in Halle (Saale).

She began her studies at Halle University but finished her Diploma in Hebrew and Jewish Studies in 1999 at the University of Oxford, followed by a Master in Yiddish Studies at SOAS, London, 2001.The same year brought her to the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, where she participated in the Advanced Seminar in Yiddish Studies. In October 2011 she will return to the University of Oxford as a Fellow.

At the moment Diana performs as a singer in various groups, namely papirene brikn, focusing on Yiddish songs, as well as Simkhat haNefesh (Joy of the Soul), specializing in the performance of Jewish music from Medieval Times, Renaissance & Baroque. Furthermore, she is singing in various choirs, among them the Hallenser Madrigalisten and the Josquin-Choir Leipzig.