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About Dana Oertell Scoby

At age 7 Dana Scoby began studying the violin under Dorothy Compinsky. Mrs. Compinsky and her violinist / composer husband Manuel had developed a violin teaching method based on the teachings of Mr. Compinsky’s father and Fritz Kreisler. Kreisler was one of the 20th century's finest violinists, known for his romantic style with lush vibrato and richness of tone. While studying violin, Scoby participated in school orchestras and also learned piano. Since then, she has honed her skills as a violinist, playing in the first violin section of several orchestras and as a soloist. She has played with the New Valley Symphony (Los Angeles), the Coastside Orchestra (as concertmistress and soloist), the Lyric Theatre, the Mission Chamber Orchestra, the Palo Alto Symphony, the Peninsula Symphony, the San Jose Symphonic Choir, and the Stanford Jazz Band (with Louis Belson). Dana has also played for the First Congregational Church in San Mateo and as a soloist for Skyland Church in Los Gatos. In summer of 2003, Dana participated in a 10-day Italian concert tour with the Mission Chamber Orchestra and San Jose Symphonic Choir.

Dana Scoby's "other" occupation is as a marketing and public relations consultant and publicist - her work for elfenworks includes supporting such renowned music clients as jazz violinist Jeremy Cohen and classical virtuoso violinist Aaron Rosand. Scoby is a graduate of UCLA.

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