As a violinist, Dr. Diana Seitz, knows the meaning of “the show must go on.” She has mastered the process of ditching your doubts and not letting go of her dreams. She does this by asking a series of “what” questions that give her clarity on any situation.
Dr. Seitz came to America in 1993 as a refugee. She landed in the USA with only her violin and her mother’s famous pots and pans. While there were many moments when it would have been easy to give up, she continued to believe in her dreams and pursue her passion. Dr. Seitz’s shares her journey from carnage to Carnegie Hall.
Diana Seitz made her solo debut at the age of 9 in Moscow, Russia, performing as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra. After graduating from Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory with a Bachelors in Violin Performance, she fled her Homeland due to severe ethnic persecution. Accepting an invitation from the US government, she continued her performing career and studies in the United States. She is currently serving as the Assistant Professor of Applied Violin at the UTRGV School of Music. She is recognized nationally and internationally as a pedagogue, soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and next year she will be debuting at Carnegie Hall. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx