Viola Dana Zemtsov
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.
In 2012 Dana signed an exclusive record deal with Channel Classics Records. The release of the young violists’ fifth solo-album “Dutch Hidden Gems” recorded together with Phion & Conductor Shizuo Kuwahara is planned for October 2021.
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 43 rd Viola Congress in Cremona by the side of artists as Bruno Giuranna, Ettore Causa and Tabea Zimmerman.
Dana is regularly appearing on the most important international stages, amongst others the Royal Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), De Doelen (Rotterdam), St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, The Opera Hall in Tel Aviv, Carnegie Hall (New York). Dana played chamber music with Janine Jansen, Giovanni Sollima, Martin Frost, Ilya Gringolts and pianist Boris Berezovsky. As a soloist, Dana performed with the Phion Orchestra, NedPho Orchestra , Sinfonia Rotterdam (the Netherlands), F. Busoni Chamber Orchestra (Italy),,Bergische Symphoniker (Germany), Lake Forest Orchestra(USA),Orquesta de Minas Gerais (Brasil), Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM, Filarmónica de Jalisco(Mexico), Estonian National Symphony(Estonia),Ukrainian National Orchestra,Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra (Ucraine) and collaborated with conductors as Leif Segerstam, Otto Tausk, Daniel Raiskin, Massimo Quarta, Marco Parisotto,Fabio Mechetti. Further engagement will bring her to collaborate with Stuttgarter Philharmoniker,Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico,Orchestre de Cannes, Omsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonnie.
International tours brought her to Denmark, Peru and the USA. She participated in the “Stars of Tomorrow” tour in Germany, together with the most promising young talents of Europe. Performed at the biggest festivals in the Netherlands and Internationally as the Delft Chamber Music Festival, Grachten Festival, the International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht, Kuhmo Festival (Finland), West Cork Music Festival (Ireland),Valdres Festivalen (Norway).
Dana was born in 1992 in Mexico City. At the age of 5 she received her first music lessons from her grandmother and from her parents, both viola players (Mikhail Zemtsov and Julia Dinerstein). She has followed her studies with the famous viola virtuoso Michael Kugel.