Danna Pins

Instrument

First Violin

MM – University of Akron
BM – University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music

Danna Pins received a bachelor of music degree in violin performance from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music and a master of music degree in violin performance from the University of Akron.

She has studied with Allen Ohmes, David Russell, Won Bin Yim, Alan Bodman, and Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio. Danna Pins has had extensive training in Suzuki pedagogy and teaches with the Des Moines Area Suzuki Institute.

Member of the Orchestra since

2002

Most memorable experience with the Orchestra

Our concert with Itzhak Perlman.

How I got started playing my instrument

My mother, Sherida Josephson, principal violist with the DMSO, started me on the violin at the age of 3. I have been playing ever since!

Favorite solo piece

Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin.

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