Violist Deanna Badizadegan enjoys a diverse career as a soloist and chamber musician, including recent performances with Sejong Soloists, the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, and at TEDxStanford and TEDxFargo. She currently studies with Kim Kashkashian at the New England Conservatory, where she is pursuing a Graduate Diploma in Viola Performance, and also holds a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She received her B.S. in Organizational Design & Engineering and her M.S. in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University, where she was also a Mayfield Fellow. In addition to performing, Deanna enjoys working with the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and the 21st Century Musician Initiative to bring more entrepreneurial ideas into the arts.
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.