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Delphine Skene

Delphine Skene is a French-Canadian violinist and chamber musician based in New York City.

Recently, Delphine has appeared at LaJolla SummerFest, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival and collaborated with artists Colin Carr, David Shifrin and Peter Wiley, among others. She won a special prize in the 2022 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition and a Bronze Medal at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition with the Pelia Quartet, which she joined at Stony Brook University in 2021.

Delphine is currently completing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University under the tutelage of Philip Setzer, and is mentored by the Emerson String Quartet and David Finckel. She holds BM and MM degrees from the North Carolina School of the Arts where she studied with Ida Bieler. 

Delphine is a faculty member at the Long Island Conservatory, where her students have excelled in the NYSSMA examinations and has coached chamber music at the Pierrot Chamber Music Festival at Adelphi University and at Summer Strings at the North Carolina School of the Arts. During her studies, Delphine served as teaching assistant to Ida Bieler and was a member of the Vivaldi Project, offering violin instruction to elementary school students in underserved communities, under the pedagogical guidance and mentorship of Professor Bieler.

Delphine plays instruments generously on loan from the Canimex, inc. in Drummondville, Québec.