Violin lessons during the time of pandemic

Hi, I’m Diana.  I am a concert violinist and violin teacher turned couch potato. I usually have a busy performing schedule in the DC Metro Area and if I’m not performing here, I’m traveling around the world playing in different theatres everyother day.  If I’m not performing somewhere, then you’ll find me teaching all day every day.

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How do you know how to play tango?

“How do you know how to play tango?” was the question that a young violin student in Medellin Colombia asked me in masterclass. To be honest, I was expecting someone to ask that at some point but thought no one had the guts to ask. They had all been at my concert the night before, after all. I could tell that he didn’t ask me as a challenge, he was truly amazed at how this woman, me, in front of him, wearing cowboy boots, not from Argentina or any Latin American country near by, who lives in the US, could ever know how to play tango like a “real” tango player. Continue Reading This Post

Help PASO perform in the International Tango Festival of Medellin, Colombia

The Pan American Symphony Orchestra is honored to be the first American tango orchestra invited to perform at the International Tango Festival (known locally as Festitango) in Medellin, Colombia. We are proud to be a premiere tango orchestra based in Washington, DC, a gem in the Washington area arts community. We’ve been delighting audiences with the best of tango and Latin American music for over 25 years.
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Must Have Fun Too!

Had a great time skating with my students today. Thank you Yuriy Litvinov for hanging out with us. #violinists #skating

Posted by Diana the Violinist on Sunday, December 13, 2015

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Turn It Off

I went to see “The Book of Mormon” last night at the Kennedy Center. Box seats a little off to the right of center but still pretty centered. Great seats, lots of money, totally worth it. The lights dimmed and the voice at the beginning of the show said: “blah blah blah, please turn off all electronic devices.” Continue Reading This Post