Dana Zemtsov

Instruments: Strings | Viola

Winner of numerous competitions and developing an outstanding career, Dana Zemtsov is one of the most promising international viola soloists of her generation. Highlights in the past seasons include Dana´s performances with Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra at the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), her orchestral debut in USA at the Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra & Latino-America at the Orquesta de Minas Gerais, and the internationally acclaimed releases of the albums“Essentia” recorded with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Daniel Raiskin &‘Silhouettes’ with star-pianist Anna Fedorova as a duo-partner. Dana is 1st Prize laureate of several competitions in Luxembourg, Italy, Austria, Germany, Portugal and the Netherlands. In 2010 she won the Dutch competition “Evening of the Young Musician’ became the ‘Young Musician of the Year’ and represented The Netherlands at the “Eurovision Young Musicians Competition” in Vienna. She has been awarded the prestigious Kersjes Prize, granted every year to an outstanding young string player in the Netherlands. In 2016 Dana has been chosen as ‘Guest of Honor’ among talented young violists to represent her generation at the 43rd Viola Congress in Cremona by the side of artists as Bruno Giuranna, Ettore Causa and Tabea Zimmerman.

2022 Festival Performances include:
Ligeti Viola Sonata
Brahms Viola Sonata No.1 & 2 with Anna Fedorova
Dvořák String Sextet Op.48 with Pavel Haas Quartet and Johannes Moser
Grigori Frid Viola sonata No.1 Op.62 with Anna Fedorova
Brahms Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor Op.60 Mairéad Hickey, Ella van Poucke & Zoltán Fejérvári
Henk Badings Viola Sonata with Anna Fedorova
Shostakovich Viola Sonata Op.147 with Anna Fedorova

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