A native of Boston, violist Deanna Badizadegan currently studies with Kim Kashkashian at the New England Conservatory, where she is pursuing a Graduate Diploma in Viola Performance. She maintains an active performing schedule, including recent engagements with Sejong Soloists, the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, and at TEDxStanford and TEDxFargo. An avid chamber musician, she has performed with the St. Lawrence and Borromeo String Quartets, and participated in the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop and Yellow Barn Young Artists Program. She has received numerous awards for her playing, including the Stanford University Peter & Carol Polk Undergraduate Music Award, Stanford University Dan Robinson Music Award, and SFCM Germain Prevost Viola Scholarship.
In addition to her musical studies, Deanna Badizadegan earned a M.S. in Management Science & Engineering and a B.S. in Organizational Design & Engineering from Stanford University, where she graduated both Tau Beta Pi and Phi Beta Kappa. She also holds a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Her former teachers include Paul Hersh, Lesley Robertson, Jodi Levitz, and Michelle LaCourse.
An unlikely pair: one's fueled by innovation, the other rooted in history. What do they have in common?
A lot, actually. Watch Deanna speak about how her entrepreneurship education changed her approach to classical music in a TEDxFargo talk with Stanford Professor Tom Byers.
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