Dana Lee grew up in Sydney, learning violin and piano from a young age before taking up viola at age 11. She recently completed her Bachelor of Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Stuart Johnson and Roger Benedict. Always a passionate chamber and orchestral musician, she refined her skills during her studies as a two-time recipient of the Henderson Traveller’s Scholarship which saw her perform in masterclasses in Europe and receive string quartet training from renowned musicians of Borodin, Emerson, Hagen and Doric Quartets. She also represented the Conservatorium as a quartet prizewinner at Verão Clássico Festival in Portugal, and as a finalist of the Queensland International Chamber Music Competition. Dana frequently performed as Principal in the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and was awarded the Westheimer String Quartet Fellowship as part of Ash Quartet, formed with her fellow students to bring music to regional communities.
In 2020 and 2021, Dana worked with Sydney Symphony Orchestra as their Fellow and was also named an Emerging Artist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.