Dana Freeman, an Orange County native, was raised in Kansas City where she was concertmaster of the youth orchestra. She studied at the Peabody Preparatory Conservatory and completed her music degree at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands. Immediately after graduation, she joined the Utrechts Symphony, which then became the Netherlands Philharmonic. While in Holland, Freeman freelanced with numerous orchestras, including the Residentie Orkest, Amsterdam Philharmonic, Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Netherlands Ballet Orchestra. Freeman returned to California and joined Pacific Symphony in 1986. She has toured with Yanni and Andrea Bocelli, and in 2000, her quartet joined the Neil Diamond band as the first string players ever to tour with him. She enjoys teaching and her videos on violin and viola instruction from the "Ultimate Beginner" series are in music stores worldwide. She lives in Aliso Viejo with her husband, bassoonist Bill Hunker, and their daughter Jeannette.