Marie De Bry
Marie had her first violin lessons at the age of ten with Cecilia Torfs at the Municipal Conservatory of Mechelen (Belgium). Upon leaving the school, she was awarded a special prize from the royal society Friends of the Conservatory and the city medal of Mechelen.
In 2007 she entered the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (Belgium) to study with Guido De Neve and Tatiana Samouil. Five years later she obtained her master degree on the violin.
As a chamber musician, Marie was a founding member of the Alesia String Quartet. They performed during various occasions, including a concert in Flagey and during the festival Klara in deSingel.
She has worked with various orchestras including the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, the European Union Chamber Orchestra and the Flemish Chamber Orchestra. In 2010 she was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands.
As a soloist she performed the violin double concert of Johann Sebastian Bach with the Mechels Chamber Orchestra in attendance of Cardinal Daneels of Belgium.
She has played solo master-classes for Lucy Robert, Stephan Picard, Ning Kam and Richard Crabtree.
As a big believer of music education, Marie founded her own music school, called Marie De Bry Arts Academy. The Academy offers students of all ages and levels instrument lessons at their home. For more information, please check www.marieartsacademy.com.
As a teacher, Marie is a certified ABRSM and colour string teacher. She works for Highgate School, St.-Dunstan College and Brent Music Servic. Beside this, she teaches violin, viola and piano privately.
Her students obtained distinctions and merits in the ABRSM exams, and were succesfull in obtaining music scholarhips at their schools. Furthermore her students won prizes at competitions, positions in the National Children Orchestra, places at the Junior Guildhall and Junior Trinity School, and grants for music courses.
In 2014 she was an intern for the First String Experience class at the junior department of the Royal Academy of Music.