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 has been studying with Peter Brunt at the Conservatory of Amsterdam since 2017, where she graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in 2021, and is now currently in the Master’s degree program.
During the years 2011-2017, Stephanie studied with Kimberly Fisher, Principal Second Violin of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Glenn Basham, Concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic.
From 2015-2017, she was concertmaster of the Philadelphia Sinfonia, associate concertmaster of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, and a member of the Braverman String Quartet coached by Sid Curtiss. She has performed as a soloist with the Philadelphia Sinfonia, Naples Philharmonic, and Southwest Florida Symphony.
She has been a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra since 2020. 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, Vienna and as Concertmaster of the Summer Tour 2019 to Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and Romania.
Stephanie is also currently a member of the Pelargos Quartet, a string quartet based in the Hague and Amsterdam. She is also in the Academy of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Netherlands Chamber orchestra for the 2022-2023 season.
Stephanie currently plays a violin with the label ""Landolfi,"" part of the Oskar Back collection, and a Morizot bow, both on generous loan from the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation (NMF).