The Harrison-Frank Family Foundation

Claudia Dehnke

South African-born Claudia Dehnke is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, where she obtained an MA with distinction, studying with Tomotada Soh and Nicole Wilson, having previously studied with Jan Repko, Oliver Wille and Stephan Picard. She has played in masterclasses for Gyorgy Pauk, Phillipe Graffin, Jana Kuss, Tamsin Waley-Cohen, amongst others.

Claudia has performed as a soloist in with the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra and Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra.  She was the recipient of the Leverhulme Trust Scholarship and Abe Bailey Scholarships.

Claudia was the violinist for the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group NEXT ensemble. She has also recorded a number London premieres of new works for BBC Radio 3.

Claudia currently enjoys a wide-ranging freelance career in London, playing with orchestras such as London Mozart Players, and the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, alongside chamber music engagements at Wigmore Hall with the Ubuntu Ensemble and I Musicanti under Leon Bosch.

Claudia is very grateful to the Harrison Frank Family Foundation for the loan of her fine Postiglione violin.