Duleen van Gunsteren

Duleen van Gunsteren was born in 1995 in Noordwijk, Netherlands. He began his studies on the violin in the School for Young Talent in The Hague with Koosje van Haeringen. He continued his studies at the Conservatory of Rotterdam with Ron Ephrat and at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Marjolein Dispa and Nobuko Imai. 

Mr. van Gunsteren won third prize in the International Oskar Nedbal Competition in 2023 as well as in the Triomphe de l’Arc Competition in 2024. He won special prizes in the Chamber Music Competition Gelre with Duo Van Gunsteren Keinänen in 2023 (the Grachtenfestival Prize) and the Amsterdam National Viola Competition in 2021 (the Leo Smit Prize). He has followed master classes with Isabelle van Keulen, Garth Knox, Pierre Henri Xuereb, Atte Kilpeläinen, Lilli Maijala, and Anita Mitterer, among others.  

Mr. van Gunsteren plays with various orchestras and ensembles, such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, The Hague Philharmonic, Combattimento, and ASKO|Schönberg. He also likes folk music, improvisation, and singing. Since 2021, Mr. van Gunsteren is the artistic leader of the Noordwijk Chamber Music Festival.