Darol Anger will be participating at Wintergrass 2009 in a variety of forums. He will be at the festival both on Saturday and Sunday. His involvement will include the workshops and will be performing with The Bee Eaters. If you check out Darol’s tour schedule he describes his Wintergrass participation as “Darol will be floating around Wintergrass”. Darol is always exciting in whatever capacity you get to see him in. Darol has played Wintergrass in the past with The Duo,David Grisman Reunion, The Duo with Vasen,New Grange,Psychograss.
Darol Anger’s resume includes: the original violinist in The David Grisman Quintet, partnered with Mike Marshall in The Duo,The Montreaux Band, Turtle Island String Band,Fiddlers 4, Repuic of Strings, among others.
Aside from his great playing he spends an amazing amount of time educating musicians. Anger helped found the String Resource Board of the International Association of Jazz Educators. He has led seminars at the Stanford, Oberlin and Amherst Jazz Workshops, regularly teaches at the Berklee School of Music and the Mark O’Connor Fiddle Camp, and at workshops and clinics from Campo Do Jordao, Brazil to the Music Conservatory at Bremen, Germany. He has released two popular instructional videos for Homespun Tapes, is a Contributing Editor for Strings magazine, and serves on the ASTA Editorial Board.
The recipient of a 1995 California Arts Council Composer Fellowship, Anger was nominated in 1997 for the CalArts Alpert Award in the Arts. He is a McDowell Fellow and received a Composers’ Residency from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He was the winner of the Frets Magazine Readers’ Poll for Best Jazz Violinist for four years running. he is the Music Director of the StringNation Festival, an annual contemporary music festival hosted by Rutgers University.
Check out his website for his full bio