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 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 St. Lawrence and Borromeo String Quartets, and participated in the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop and Yellow Barn Young Artists Program. Recent orchestral engagements include concerts with the San Francisco Symphony, Eastern Sierra Symphony, 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. Her former teachers include Paul Hersh, Lesley Robertson, Jodi Levitz, and Michelle LaCourse.