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 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 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, Southwest Florida Symphony, and as a Bach Double Concerto Competition Winner with Marc Rovetti, assistant concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, at the Philadelphia International Music Festival.
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.
In 2020, she became a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra, and joined in the online Spring and Summer residencies, as well as the Ferrara Chamber Academy and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam concert of the EUYO European Music Gallery Festival during that year.
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).