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You may ask yourself- when the heck does Danielle have time to make a violin pinata?? Well, I don’t have time.  But for some reason, it became a PRIORITY.   I suppose there was a reason; Ryan and I hosted a party at our house for Mr. Lipsett’s students 21+ and I had this idea that […]

  Thank you to everyone that worked on this album – it is a dream come true.  I am also very proud to help promote Lawrence Dillon’s wonderful compositions as I think he is extremely gifted.  Thank you to Norbert Kraft for being a fantastic editor!  Thank you to fellow musicians David Fung, Juan-Miguel Hernandez and Stan Muncy.  […]

I recently soloed with the Santa Monica Symphony under the direction of Maestro Allen Robert Gross.  I had a wonderful time and agreed to do something I normally wouldn’t do – talk to the audience right before playing my concerto!  It was Allen’s idea, and turned out to be a great one.  The audience really […]

Anna Vosbigian and Youjin Lee, my students at the Colburn School of Performing Arts and the Colburn Academy, recently won competitions to perform their concertos with orchestras.  Anna will perform the Vieuxtemps concerto in January with the South Coast Symphony as part of the Young Stars of the Future concert this Friday, February 4th.  More […]

  Thank you to James Seligman for his incredible work on a 15 minute documentary about our summer music camp in Three Rivers, CA. Click here to view video.

The 14th Annual Sphinx Competition, held in Detroit, Michigan February 3-6th welcomes semi-finalists from across the country to compete for a myriad of prizes.   Danielle was the Grand Prize Winner in 2008 and was invited this year to join the judging panel along with Pamela Frank, Michael Tree, Sanford Allen, Richard Aaron and others.   For […]



My good friend and Center Stage Strings cohort Bill Haxton is a talented writer and has graciously agreed to share this wonderful poem with us. .  We share a mutual admiration and wonderment at the masterwork that is Bach’s Chaconne.    Bill took an interesting approach and actually wrote this from the perspective of a […]

Thank you to Mariano Correa for this lovely article in Hoy, the Spanish newspaper division of the Los Angeles Times!!

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to do a Community Engagement type presentation at a couple of elementary schools up in Santa Barbara.  An organization called From the Top, well known for its radio and tv broadcasts of talented young musicians from across the country, also has a branch that sets up outreach type events.  […]