Paragon Philharmonia’s string section presents masterworks of the string orchestra repertoire by Vivaldi, Vaughan Williams, Tchaikovsky, and Jessie Montgomery.
First Recording Release 2023!!
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.
Wow, how times have change in just a blink of an eye. Continue Reading This Post
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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We Play, You Dance.
We are classical and classically trained musicians. A Fulbright Scholar, a Berklee School of Music grad, a Master and a Doctor in Music. Each one of us has a story. A classical one. Interesting enough, what brings us together is Tango. Not Bach, Beethoven, or Mozart. Instead it’s Piazzolla, Moreno, Pugliese. Continue Reading This Post
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
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
Contest Time: The Soul of Tango
I’ll be playing with the Pan American Symphony Orchestra (PASO) at the Kennedy Center on October 11th. Joining the orchestra for this special performance are Carolina Zokalski and Diego Di Falco from Broadway’s Forever Tango.
If you want to win two free tickets to this concert and a CD autographed by me, here is what you need to do: Continue Reading This Post
Patience Need Not Apply by Eloise Hellyer
Patience in the Oxford English Dictionary is defined as “the suffering or enduring (of pain, trouble or evil) with calmness and composure….forbearance under provocation of any kind.” The very word comes from the Latin word for suffering. Continue Reading This Post