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Deborah Buck

Assistant Professor of Music

Described by Strad magazine as “particularly impressive for her surpassing degree of imagination and vibrant sound,” violinist Deborah Buck enjoys a versatile musical career as the first violinist of the Lark Quartet, concertmaster of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and co-executive director of the Kinhaven Music School.

Buck has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic–sponsored Corwin Foundation Grant and the Leni Fe Bland Career Grant. She was a winner in the National Contemporary Record Society Competition, the Sorantin National Young Artist Competition, and the International Young Artist Competition at Corpus Christie.

She has recorded for the Endeavor Classics, Koch, Arabesque, and the North South labels and for many major motion pictures and television.

Buck first joined the music faculty at Purchase College in 2013–14 as a part-time assistant professor.