Violist Danielle Farina enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, teacher, and recording artist in both the classical and pop genres. As a soloist, Ms. Farina recently recorded Jon Bauman’s Viola Concerto with the Moravian Philharmonic, Andy Teirstein’s Viola Concerto with the Kiev Philharmonic and premiered Peter Schickele’s Viola Concerto with the Pasadena Symphony.
She was a member of the Lark Quartet, touring extensively in North America, Europe, and Scandinavia performing at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, Schleswig Holstein Festival, and the International Istanbul Music Festival. While with the Lark, Ms. Farina recorded Aaron Kernis’ string quartets, music of Amy Beach, and music of Giovanni Sollima. As a member of the Elements Quartet, she participated in the Tibor Varga Festival in Budapest, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, been in residence at Utah Valley State College, and premiered “Snaphots”, a project commissioning dozens of composers from Regina Carter to Angelo Badalamenti, to John Corigliano and many more.
She performs with a number of ensembles in the New York area, among them, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Lukes, Concertante, American Modern Ensemble (AME) with whom she recorded music of Robert Paterson, and Music From Copland House with whom she recorded music of John Musto. As an orchestral musician, Ms. Farina has served as principal violist of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, guest principal violist of the American Symphony Orchestra, associate principal violist of The Eastern Festival Orchestra and is currently a member of both the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center in New York .
An active teacher, she is on the faculty of Vassar College and the Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division. In addition to recording classical music, Ms. Farina also records for feature film soundtracks as well as pop albums. A graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music, Ms. Farina has studied with Karen Tuttle, Joseph dePasqaule, Stephen Wyrczynski, and Byrnina Socolofsky.