Dana Zemtsov

Gramophone Magazine praised violist Dana Zemtsov’s playing as “so perfectly tuned, so varied in colour and with such great distances in the intervals between notes, that you would be forgiven for thinking it sounded more like a chamber orchestra”. As a soloist, Dana has performed with symphony orchestras in the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA, France, Brazil, Mexico, Ukraine, Estonia and the UK, conducted by Leif Segerstam, Otto Tausk, Daniel Raiskin, Massimo Quarta, Marco Parisotto, Fabio Mechetti and Peter Manning. She has played chamber music with Janine Jansen, Giovanni Sollima, Martin Frost, Anna Fedorova, Ilya Gringolts, Boris Berezovsky and many others. To date, she has released six critically acclaimed albums on the Channel Classics Records label with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Daniel Raiskin, Phion Orchestra and conductor Shizuo Z Kuwahara, and chamber music repertoire with pianist Anna Fedorova, among others. Born into a family of musicians in 1992, Dana received her first music lessons from her grandmother and her parents. She continued her studies with viola virtuoso Michael Kugel.