Rob Diggins is a versatile musician who is equally at home on the concert stage performing a violin concerto, a small club improvising and trading phrases with fellow jazz musicians or sitting beneath a tree along the banks of a creek playing mountain music, fiddling and dancing in the firelight of a full moon havan or kirtan puja.
In addition to Magnificat, Rob performs with Omnia Musica, Les Conversations Galante, the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Music from Green Mountain, and his gypsy-jazz band, The Dizzy Vipers. Rob studies South Indian Classical Music with Shree Vidya Chandramouli and yoga with Swami Veda Bharati and other senior students of H. H. Swami Rama and teaches yoga and meditation in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition. He enjoys teaching his many talented string students in the Eastern European Classical tradition and attending to various sustainable gardening and community projects in Northern California.
Rob is currently piecing together a brand new ensemble, Omnia Musica, which will debut with a South Asian tour in 2011. Highlights of the tour will include performances for the King and Queens of Bhutan, the Monk body and other select locations in Nepal, Thailand and the Indian sub-continent.
Background photo by Nika Korniyenko