Dan Flanagan

First Violin

Joined the orchestra: 2005

Dan Flanagan currently serves as Concertmaster of the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera, Concertmaster of the Modesto Symphony, Concertmaster of West Edge Opera, and Instructor of Violin at University of California, Berkeley.  He has performed as concertmaster with the Oakland Symphony, California Symphony, California Musical Theater, Festival Opera of Walnut Creek, Symphony Silicon Valley, Opera Parallele, and Symphony Napa Valley.  He performs regularly with the San Francisco Opera and Ballet and records film and television soundtracks with the Skywalker Symphony Orchestra. Frequently featured as soloist with the Sacramento Philharmonic and Modesto Symphony, Flanagan has also performed with the American River Chamber Orchestra, Bear Valley Symphony, Reno Baroque Ensemble, UC Davis Symphony, and the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra. He was a founding member of the Farallon Quintet, was featured in Strings magazine as a member of the Eco Ensemble, founded Sacramento School of music, and his collection of music ephemera was featured on a Czech documentary on Golden Age violinists.  He plays on a Vuillaume violin once owned by the American virtuoso Albert Spalding and collects French Impressionist art.

Hidden Talent: I can eat more chicken wings than you can.