Diana Ladio is a 5-string violinist, writer, educator, and thinker based in Nashville, TN. She co-fronts the electric strings ensemble, The Moxie Strings, with whom she’s toured for 14 years, and taught enrichment workshops in hundreds of schools nationwide. In 2015 she began as the fiddler for notorious Celtic rock outfit, The Elders, with whom she toured until their retirement. In 2018 Diana started her nonprofit, The MOX Project, which provides musical experiences to underserved schools throughout the US. She continued her philanthropy in March of 2020 when she began "Music By My Side," a project that offers musical messages to those in hospitals and senior communities who cannot have visitors due to the COVID19 outbreak. She is an avid emotional health advocate and mentor, and writes about her experiences as a traveler and musician in her blog, drriift. She is passionate about bettering the world through togetherness and music, and is spending the COVID months offering online courses, doing "virtual visits" in school programs, and writing for Strings Magazine.