Dina Fanai has performed throughout the world as a singer, songwriter, and as a vocalist with the multi-platinum selling arena rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO). After performing with the band for 2 years, she transitioned into being head of artist development for over 8 years. Dina has written and produced for Universal, Sony, and Columbia Records, and has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards from The Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and National Endowment for the Arts, as well as leading tours and educational programs in the US, Europe, India and Southeast Asia. Her recording project CINEMA 12, was featured on Tina Turner’s platinum selling CD “BEYOND” and in 2012, she was the featured vocalist on Grammy nominated Dave Eggar’s CD “Kingston Morning.”
Dina founded her company, One Vision Music (OMV) in 2003 for the sole purpose of using music as a powerful force to create positive change in the world. Through OVM she continues to produce concerts and recordings supporting a wide variety of causes including LGBT, people with disabilities, woman’s empowerment, homeless children, climate change and animal rights. In December 2017, OVM teamed up with Daniel's Music Foundation in launching the "POWER of MUSIC" Concert Series - A transformational experience of live performances that explores and celebrates the powerful healing force of music. This monthly event takes place at The Cutting Room/NYC - soon to expand to Los Angeles and Nashville.
Dina continues to to do extensive A&R, artist development and music contracting for major label recording artists, prime network television and arena tours. Dina also produces ongoing events, where she brings musicians of all genres and cultures together to create more community and to spread the message that there are no boundaries in art and music. She has curated and hosted songwriter showcases throughout New York City for over 10 years to create a safe and supportive environment for other musicians to share and explore their craft. She has led workshops in songwriting and creative expression at The Julliard School and The Children’s Aid Society.
In summer 2016, Dina did artist development, talent coordination and stage direction for “ROCKTOPIA” - A Classical Revolution, which was filmed in Budapest for a PBS special and a limited Broadway run in Spring 2018 with guest appearances by Pat Monahan (Train), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) and Robin Zander ((Cheap Trick). Dina was also brought on as vocal producer for Sébastien Izambard from the operatic pop musical quartet Il Divo.
In 2017, Dina produced and arranged Jackie Evancho’s CD “SOMEDAY AT CHRISTMAS” which hit #1 on the Billboard charts - including the Stevie Wonder classic, title track, “Someday At Christmas” as well as 2 versions of "Little Drummer Boy", one featuring Il Volo. Dina then co-wrote and produced 4 songs on Jackie’s first ever pop CD “TWO HEARTS” also hitting #1 on Billboard.
Most recently, Dina was brought on by the legendary band FOREIGNER as choir master, arranger and featured vocalist for their 40th anniversary orchestral show, television special, DVD and CD, remaining #1 on Billboard for 4 weeks and top 10 for over 8 months.
Dina will be releasing “FEARLESS”, her 8th solo CD, Spring 2019.