Steven Dann was born in Vancouver, Canada. His foremost teacher and mentor was the late Lorand Fenyves. Upon graduation from university he was named Principal Viola of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada, a position he has subsequently held with the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, the Vancouver Symphony and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Steven Dann has collaborated as a soloist with such Maestri as Sir Andrew Davis, Rudolph Barshai, Jiri Belohlavek, Sir John Elliott Gardiner, JukkaPekka Saraste and Vladimir Ashkenazy. Since 1990 Mr. Dann has been a member of the Smithsonian Chamber Players in Washington D.C. and was a founding member of the Axelrod String Quartet. He is currently violist of both the Zebra Trio (with violinist Ernst Kovacic and cellist Anssi Karttunen) and Toronto's twice Grammy-nominated ARC Ensemble. Steven Dann teaches viola and chamber music at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music and is the Coordinator of the chamber music program at the Domaine Forget in Quebec. Mr. Dann plays a viola of Joseph Gagliano, circa 1780.
PHOTO: Nigel Dickson www.stevendann.org
See Steven Dann in performance at SweetWater 2016
Brave New World Saturday, September 17, 2016
Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound, Ontario 4 p.m.
Virtuosity Saturday, September 17, 2016
Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound, Ontario 8 p.m.
A Classy Finish Sunday, September 18, 2016
Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound, Ontario 2 p.m.