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Stephanie van Duijn

Stephanie van Duijn (1998) was born in Fort Myers, Florida to Dutch parents, and began playing violin at the age of 7.

She is currently studying with Peter Brunt at the Conservatory of Amsterdam for her Bachelor's degree. During the years 2011-2017, she studied with Kimberly Fisher, Principal Second Violin of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Glenn Basham, Concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic. She began orchestral playing early at the age of 10, as a member of the Southwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra and Naples Philharmonic YO.

From 2015-2017, she was concertmaster of the Philadelphia Sinfonia, associate concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and a member of the Braverman String Quartet coached by Sid Curtiss. With the Philadelphia Sinfonia, she was concertmaster in a rehearsal side-by-side with players of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Her most recent orchestral experiences include Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra 2017 and seven projects with the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands, most recently as Assistant Principal 2nd violin of the 2019 Winter Tour to Musikverein, Wien and as Concertmaster of the Summer Tour 2019 to Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and Romania. She has performed as a soloist with the Philadelphia Sinfonia, Naples Philharmonic, Southwest Florida Symphony, and as a Bach Double Concerto Competition Winner at the Philadelphia International Music Festival.

Also active in chamber music, she is a member of the Sphere Quartet, together with fellow students of the conservatory. They are part of the Nederlandse Strijkkwartet Academie (NSKA) and have had masterclasses with Marc Danel, Richard Lester, Dennis Brott, Lukas Hagen and Luc-Marie Aguera. Stephanie currently plays a violin with the label "Landolfi," part of the Oskar Back collection, and a Morizot bow, both on loan from the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation (NMF).