DeLaney Harter is a graduate of Mannes College of Music in New York and of Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Massachusetts. She studied violin performance with world - renowned violinist Aaron Rosand. DeLaney is also a regular guest violinist with Jeunes Virtuoses de New York and has performed with the group in Switzerland, France, and New York. She is a member of Manhattan Symphonie, and joined the group for their most recent tour of China. DeLaney continues to perform with The New York Chamber Players and Chelsea Symphony. She is proud to have performed at the White House, The Hannah Neil Children’s Awards, Chicago Tonight, WGN News, Korean Morning News, The Portugal Tonight Show, and WTTW Public Radio.
DeLaney has been the recipient of many honors and awards including the Chinese Fine Arts Society Concerto Competition, the Grandquist Concerto Competition, Walgreen’s National Concerto Competition, Lima Symphony Young Artists Competition, Harper Concerto Competition, and the Philharmonic Society of Arlington. She has performed solos at the Chinese Embassy in Rome, various Chinese Fine Arts Society events, the Chicago Cultural Center, Music in the Mountains, The Music Academy at Schloss Ort in Austria, Master Classes Internationales at Chateau de Champs Sur Marne with Edward Wulfson, The Summit Music Festival Gala, The Ottawa Chamber Orchestra, the Young Steinway Series, the Brian Lewis Young Artist Program, for Joseph Suk and the Royal Lobkowicz family in Prague, and The Pinchas Zukerman Young Artist Program at the National Centre for the Arts.
DeLaney was also honored to have been selected to perform with the Youth Music Initiative Orchestra conducted by Gustavo Dudamel at Chicago Symphony Center. Most recently, she played for the TV pilot “ Mozart in the Jungle along the premier celebration. Most recently, she enjoyed recording as an instrumentalist for “ Cover Girls Live ”.