Principal Second Violin, Dinner & Swig Families Chair
Dan Carlson joined the SFS in 2006. He currently serves as Principal Second Violin, occupying the Dinner & Swig Families Chair. He previously served as rotating concertmaster for the New World Symphony and he has made solo appearances with the Phoenix Symphony, Chicago String Ensemble, New World Symphony, and the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Mr. Carlson has performed chamber music extensively throughout New York and has worked on chamber music compositions with composers Bright Sheng, George Perle, Hans Werner Henze, and Thomas Adès, among others. Mr. Carlson is also Concertmaster of the San Francisco Academy Orchestra, where he performs and teaches along with other members of the SFS. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School.