Performer and teacher, Rob Diggins, is a Bhaktin or devotional musician, and a Samayacharin, as guided by the Himalayan Yoga Tradition, or, Parampara. As such, Rob and his students have made the pledge to eradicate violence.
In this light, one aspect of 2015/16 season, sees the initiation of a comprehensive recording project by Rob, at the request of his students, of the complete Etudes, Caprices, Fantasies, etc. from the standard classical violin repertoire as well as the extensive traditional oral teachings from the Nada Yoga Parampara.
In addition to attending to his flourishing private studio Rob continues his work as a principal player with the Portland Baroque Orchestra directed by Monica Huggett, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra and the Wiener Akademie, directed by Martin Haselböck, Magnificat San Francisco dir. by Warren Stewart, and the Corona Del Mar Baroque Festival Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble, dir. by Elizabeth Blumenstock.
Concurrently, Rob is working towards the completing of his E - 500 hr RYT certification through the Teacher Training Program of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition (AHYMSIN) with the direct guidance of his teachers, Swami Veda Bharati (Himalayan Yoga Tradition) since 1983 and Shree Vidya Chandramouli (South Indian Classical Music) since 2006, and their devotees.
Background photo by Nika Korniyenko