Dana Zemtsov

Dana Zemtsov
Winner of numerous competitions and developing an outstanding career, Dana Zemtsov is one of the most promising international viola soloists of her generation.


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 2012 / 13 season include Dana´s performance of the Bartok Viola Concerto in the Great Hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, chamber music with Janine Jansen and Martin Frost during the Utrecht Chamber Music Festival and a recital in Carnegie Hall of New York. Furthermore, she signed an exclusive agreement with Channel Classics Records for 3 recordings of which the first Viola Solo CD "Enigma"is to be released in april 2014. The following recordings will contain "Viola Sonata's with Piano" with pianist Cathelijne Noorland and "Polish Viola Concerto's" in collaboration with conductor Daniel Raiskin.

Competitions and prizes

Dana is First Prize laureate of several competitions in Luxemburg, Italy, Austria, Germany, Portugal and the Netherlands. In 2010 she won the Dutch Television competition ''Evening of the Young Musician" becoming the "Young Musician of the Year" and representing The Netherlands at the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition in Vienna.


Dana is regularly appearing on the most important international stages including the Great and Small halls of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Doelen in Rotterdam, Dr. Anton Philips Hall in The Hague, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, The Opera Hall in Tel Aviv, Carnegie Hall of New York among others. During the Christmas Concert in the Philharmonie in Haarlem she was presented by and performed with the world famous pianist Boris Berezovsky. She has also been chamber music partner to among others Janine Jansen, Giovanni Sollima, Martin Frost and Ilya Gringolts. As a soloist, Dana performed with the Ukrainian National Philharmonic Orchestra (Ukraine) Holland Symfonia, Sweelink Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Rotterdam, (Holland) F. Busoni Chamber Orchestra (Italy), .

International tours and festivals

Dana toured Denmark, Peru, USA, and participated in the Stars of Tomorrow tour in Germany, together with the most promising young talents of Europe. She performed took part at the biggest Festivals in the Netherlands as the Delft Chamber Music Festival,Storioni Festival, Grachten Festival, the International Janine Jansen Chamber Music Festival Utrecht Three Day Music Festival The Hague.She also performed in festivals in Germany,Italy and Britain.


Dana Zemtsov was born in 1992 in Mexico City. She comes from a family of musicians. 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. Since 2012 she studies with the famous viola virtuoso Michael Kugel.



  • Date
  • Artist
  • Venue
  • Country
  • Town
  • Other Performers
  • 4 May 2015
  • Dana Zemtsov
  • Scaldis Chambermusic Festival
  • The Netherlands
  • Zeeland
  • May 4th - 10th
  • 10 May 2015
  • Dana Zemtsov
  • Romantiek in Keukenhof
  • The Netherlands
  • Keukenhof
  • Cathelijne Noorland
  • 16 May 2015
  • Dana Zemtsov
  • Dordrecht Cello Festival
  • The Netherlands
  • Dordrecht
  • Tijmen Huisingh,violin and Pieter Wispelwey,cello.
  • 18 May 2015
  • Dana Zemtsov
  • Vigo
  • Spain
  • Galicia
  • May 18th - 22nd