Brooklyn‐based violinist, pianist and composer Dana Lyn is a musician of diverse accomplishment. She has enjoyed a niche as a go‐to instrumentalist for top artists in genres from traditional folk to indie‐rock. This includes singer‐songwriter Loudon Wainwright III hiring her to lace the old‐time country of his Grammy Award‐winning 2009 album High, Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project, as well as the Irish‐American supergroup Cherish the Ladies having her play and provide arrangements for their live CD/DVD An Irish Homecoming. Bands from the Walkmen to Florence & the Machine have tapped her for recordings and concerts. But Lyn has also explored music in the theater and the concert hall, as well as her own recording projects. Edgy classical quartet Brooklyn Rider commissioned her to compose Maintenance Music, which the group has performed across the country. Lyn was a key contributor to The New Group’s off‐Broadway production of Clive (2013, dir. by Ethan Hawke), and she is currently collaborating with actor‐writer Vincent D’Onofrio on a recording in which she sets his spoken‐word journal “oddities” to music, to be released in 2014. Then there’s her second solo album – Aqualude, an instrumental story of the sea that’s as playful as it is tuneful – which Ropeadope Records released on Oct. 15, 2013. Aqualude – featuring original music with strains of neo‐folk, avant‐rock and contemporary classical – follows Lyn’s 2011 release of The Hare Said a Prayer to the Rainbow and Followed the Fox Down the Hole, a duo recording of traditional and original music with guitarist Kyle Sanna. In 2009, she released In Double, a duo album of folk‐accented arrangements of Bach with Rob Moose on guitar. She made her studio solo debut in 2004 with Looking for the Early Opener, an album of Irish jigs, reels and airs. Her discography also includes work as a fiddler and arranger on albums by Grammy Award‐winning vocalist Susan McKeown, banjoist/folklorist Mick Moloney and many others. Lyn, who was born in 1974 and raised in the San Fernando Valley, graduated from Oberlin with a Bachelors’ Degree in Violin Performance. Now a budding composer, she has received commissions not only from Brooklyn Rider but also from the New Orchestra of Washington, the Amethyst Quartet and the OSSO String Quartet. Lyn was cast as an onstage musician in the Public Theater’s 2008 Shakespeare in the Park production of Hamlet (2008, dir. by Oskar Eustis), and she appeared as an onstage musician for The Cherry Orchard (2009) and The Winter’s Tale (2009) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as part of The Bridge Project, directed by Academy Award‐winner Sam Mendes.