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Dana Lyn

Dana Lyn

What do you do when you're not making beautiful music with Camerata Notturna?
Thus far, I've made my living teaching, playing various traditional musics on the fiddle, and working in theatre.

Tell us a little about your relationship with your instrument.
Every time I pick up my violin, I am very grateful that it is mine. I have had it since I was 14. (I'm taking this question very literally.)

What is your proudest musical moment?
The first time I took a solo and didn't panic.

Tell us about a funny or embarrassing musical experience?
I was Musical Director of a 25-piece disco orchestra called the Royal Farfisa Disco Juggernaut in the mid-90's... great fun! The best part was probably the outfits... I wore a pink polyester jumpsuit.

What does this orchestra mean to you?
It means a great time playing great music with great people.

What is your favorite Notturna moment?
Pretty much every moment thus far.

Tell us a random interesting fact about you.
I've been an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church since I was fifteen.