As a first violinist in the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Dana Freeman has performed with many of the great artists of our time. Among the more notable are violinists Hilary Hahn and Pinchas Zukerman, pianists Lang Lang and Alicia de Larrocha, and tenors Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo. Freeman has free-lanced extensively throughout Southern California, in the recording industry and in orchestras from San Diego to Santa Barbara. She has toured the globe with Yanni and Andrea Bocelli. Her string quartet toured and recorded with Neil Diamond and is featured in his boxed set “Stages” recorded live at Landsdown Road in Dublin, Ireland.
While in high school, Dana Freeman studied at the Peabody Preparatory Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. After graduation from the Royal Conservatory in the Hague, the Netherlands, Dana joined the Utrechts Symphony. In Holland she also played with the Netherlands Philharmonic, the Residentie Orchestra, and the National Radio Symphonies.
Ms. Freeman has taught violin, viola, chamber music and orchestral studies at numerous institutions in California, including Concordia University, California State University at Fullerton, Vanguard University, and Rancho Santiago College. Her private violin students have been accepted to top colleges and universities, including Harvard, Yale, Rice, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Oberlin, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and Princeton. Freeman’s instructional dvds and books for violin and viola are available through Warner Brothers/ Alfred Music Publishing, on line, and in stores worldwide.