Violinist, fiddler, composer, producer and educator Darol Anger has performed in a number of musical styles, from the jazz-oriented Turtle Island String Quartet to the bluegrass-derived supergroups Psychograss, Newgrange and the David Grisman Quintet. He has worked with some of the world's great improvising string musicians, among them Stephane Grappelli, Mark O'Connor, Béla Fleck, Mike Marshall and Vassar Clements, and is featured on dozens of critically lauded recordings. His latest, “Diary of a Fiddler,” features duets with some of the most prominent and innovative fiddlers of our time.
Darol holds the String Chair of the International Association of Jazz Educators; has led seminars at the Stanford, Oberlin and Amherst Jazz Worshops; and has taught at the Berklee College of Music, the Mark O'Connor Fiddle Camp, and in workshops from Brazil to Germany. He was the recipient of a 1995 California Arts Council Composer Fellowship, and was nominated in 1997 for the CalArts Alpert Award in the Arts. Darol has been a featured soloist on a number of motion picture soundtracks, and was the winner of the Frets Magazine Readers' Poll for Best Jazz Violinist for four years running.