Eclectic Bay Area violinist Briana Di Mara brings her love of the instrument and its soulful expression to every performance. She was trained in western classical music as a child and has since gone on to study and perform a wide variety of traditional styles including Celtic, Balkan, Turkish and Arabic. She harmoniously weaves these influences into her own unique sound and compositions. She is known for her evocative improvisations and skillful ability to play a broad range of genres from many different cultures.
She has performed and recorded with numerous artists, some of whom include Stellamara, the Ali Paris Project, Beats Antique, Darioush Sami, Dan Cantrell, Moh Alileche, Sweet Moments of Confusion, Lounès Kheloui, La Ruya, and many more! She has also collaborated with well known dancers such as Zoe Jakes, Rachel Brice, Miriam Peretz and Jill Parker. These projects have led her to perform in a wide variety of venues, theaters and festivals around the globe, inspiring audiences with her expansive interpretation of world music and exciting interaction with dancers.
Her award-winning debut album, "Haven", has earned rave reviews and reflects the dynamic collaborations that she has built around her original compositions.