Comprised of violinists Geneviève Salamone and Hanna Wolle, the Dueling Fiddles are an entertainment duo that mix the rich sounds of the violin with layered accompaniment for energetic and engaging performances. This Des Moines-based duo performs a wide range of repertoire, ranging from Celtic Rock to modern pop favorites, that audiences of all ages will enjoy. Recent and upcoming performances include: Bacon Fest, CelebrAsian, and the World Food & Music Festival, among others.
Geneviève and Hanna started their duo in 2012, after connecting as stand partners in the Des Moines Symphony. Their love of music, performing, and exploring the boundaries of music led them to start the Dueling Fiddles. What started as a fun project quickly evolved into a main stage performance act, and they enjoy performing and connecting with fans in Des Moines and across the Midwest. Their love of sharing their music with others fuels their energy on stage, and they guarantee a show where fans will walk away having enjoyed the music, energy, and virtuosic talent of the Dueling Fiddles.
Geneviève received her bachelor's degree in violin performance from McGill’s Schulich School of Music in Montréal, QC. Her professional career consists of having performed with the Des Moines Symphony and Des Moines Metro Opera. Geneviève is a self-managed artist and may currently be found performing across the United States and Canada as The One-Woman Symphony. Inspired by the term, "One-Man Band," which is a phrase used to describe a single musician performing multiple instruments simultaneously, Geneviève merges technology with the classical violin to create The One-Woman Symphony. In her spare time, Geneviève enjoys spending time with her husband, Marcus, and their three fur babies.
A native of Des Moines, Iowa, violinist Hanna Wolle has quickly established herself as a dynamic performer, chamber musician, and orchestral player in the Des Moines area. Hanna began playing the violin at the age of four with her father, a classically-trained violist. She quickly emerged as a talented violinist, winning competitions across the Midwest. Hanna won a seat in the first violin section of the Des Moines Symphony at age fifteen, becoming one of the youngest violinist in the orchestra's history. She currently maintains her seat as a first violinist with the Des Moines Symphony, and also performs with her quartet, Quartet 515. Hanna enjoys spending time with her partner, Matt, and her kitty Margo.