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 performance of the Bartok Viola Concerto in the Main Hall of the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), playing chamber music with Janine Jansen and Martin Frost during the Utrecht Chamber Music Festival, and a recital in Carnegie Hall (New York).
In 2012 she signed an exclusive record deal with Channel Classics Records. Dana’s albums “Enigma”,”Romantic Metamorphoses” and the newly released “Essentia” recorded with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Daniel Raiskin have been received with great success by the international press.
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 Ukrainian National Philharmonic Orchestra (Ukraine) Holland Symfonia, Sinfonia Rotterdam (the Netherlands), F. Busoni Chamber Orchestra (Italy), Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra (Ucraine) Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM, Filarmónica de Jalisco, Estonian National Symphony and collaborated with conductors as Leif Segerstam, Massimo Quarta,Marco Parisotto, Otto Tausk, Daniel Raiskin. Further engagement will bring her to collaborate with Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Bergische Symphoniker, Lake Forest Orchestra,Gelders Orchestra and Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra.
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, Schiermonnikoog Festival, Storioni 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.