A native of Boston,
Violist Deanna Badizadegan currently holds a one-year position as section violist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. She maintains an active performing schedule, including recent solo performances at TEDxStanford, TEDxFargo and with Boston's Eureka Ensemble, a performance for which she was praised for "command[ing] the orchestra with her outwardly expressive style." An avid chamber musician, she has performed with the Boston Chamber Music Society, the St. Lawrence and Borromeo String Quartets, and the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop and Four Seasons Winter Workshop. Additional orchestral engagements include concerts with the San Francisco Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, East Coast Chamber Orchestra, and Sejong Soloists.
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 and is currently on leave from the Graduate Diploma program at the New England Conservatory. Her teachers include Kim Kashkashian, Paul Hersh, Lesley Robertson, Jodi Levitz, and Michelle LaCourse.