Dan Flanagan currently serves as Concertmaster of the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera, the Modesto Symphony, Lecturer of Violin at University of California, Davis, and Instructor of Violin at University of California, Berkeley. Described as a “stellar musician” (Nevada Reviews), he has been praised for his “exquisite tone” and “forthright brio” (Sacramento Bee).
A dedicated orchestral player, Flanagan has performed as concertmaster with the Oakland East Bay Symphony, the California Symphony, California Musical Theater, the Festival Opera of Walnut Creek, Symphony Silicon Valley and has performed in the greatest concert halls of the US and Europe. Frequently featured as soloist with the Sacramento Philharmonic, Flanagan has also performed with the American River Chamber Orchestra, Bear Valley Symphony, Reno Baroque Ensemble, and the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Flanagan has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento, the Oregon Bach Festival, Chamber Music Alive!, Eco Ensemble, and at Chico State University, American River College, University of the Pacific, UC Davis, and UC Berkeley. In 2008, Dan founded Sacramento School of Music, where he is currently Director and Instructor of Violin
Born in New Jersey and trained in New York and Michigan, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Master’s Degree from the University of Oregon, where he was a Graduate Teaching Fellow. His teachers include Linda Cerone, Charles Castleman and Fritz Gearhart. Flanagan plays on the violin made by JB Vuillaume, once owned by the celebrated American virtuoso Albert Spalding.