Praised for its richness of tone and instinctively beautiful phrasing, Veronique De Raedemaeker’s recent CD ‘Malinconia’ was awarded in 2020 the label ‘Choice of Klara’ by the flemish classical radio. Interpreted in collaboration with pianist George Tyriard and realised with the sponsorship of Young Belgian Talent, ‘Malinconia’ presents a combination of expressive works by Russian and Belgian composers from the 20th and 21th century.
Veronique (°1996, Belgium) began her violin study with Francis Reusens in the Academy for Music, Word and Dance in Lier, Belgium. In 2016 she graduated at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp with the bachelor degree of Music with Alissa Margulis, and in 2018 she received her master degree of Violin Solo at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Köln with Barnabás Kelemen. Veronique also had the opportunity to learn from other renowned musicians such as Ivry Gitlis, Julia Fisher, Philippe Graffin and Pavel Vernikov. Currently, she is finishing the master ‘Interpretation Neue Musik’ at the HfMT Köln.
Fascinated by new music she had the opportunity to work with Helmut Lachenmann, Unsuk Chin, Adriana Hölszky and Heinz Holliger. Together with Anton Gerzenberg, she co-founded the ÉRMA Ensemble, specializing in contemporary music. Furthermore she collaborated with Spectra Ensemble from Ghent and Notabu Ensemble from Düsseldorf. She performed in several radio-broadcasts for Deutschlandfunk. Veronique regularly plays compositions from Ruben De Gheselle that were created on her proposal: ‘Finite Infinity’, ‘Changing Mechanics’ and ‘Wildlands’. Accepted for the 2021 Lucerne Festival Academy, she looks forward to working together with renowned composers of our time such as Wolfgang Rihm.
As a fervent chamber music player, Veronique plays in festivals and concerts series such as Arte Amanti, Musica et Poetica, Budapest Festival Academy, Montepulciano, Young Masters Amuz & De Bijloke. She participates in projects of the Austrian Haydn-Philarmonie under the baton of Nicolas Altstaedt and Enrico Onofri as well as with Le Concert Olympique under the baton of Jan Caeyers. With Roel Dieltiens, Michaël Mannes and the orchestra La Passione, Veronique played as a soloist the triple concerto of L. v. Beethoven, and interpreted the violin concerto of L. v. Beethoven with the Hungarian symphony orchestra of Gödöllö.
She won prices at several national and international violin and chamber music competitions, a.o. Young Belgian Talent (Brussels - 2015), the Internationaler Anton Rubinstein Wettbewerb (Düsseldorf - 2013, 2015), Concours Breughel (Brussels - 2008, 2012, 2014), Interner Kammermusik Wettbewerb HfMT Köln (2018, 2019), internationaler Wettbewerb für Violine der Kulturstiftung Hohenlohe (Kloster Schöntal - 2015) and Vieuxtemps Concours (Verviers - 2017).
Since 2017 she plays on a violin from Stefan-Peter Greiner (Bonn - 2005), on friendly loan by Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Köln e.V. and participates in concerts in social institutions, organized by Live Music Now. Since 2020, Veronique gratefully holds a scholarship from the Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken Stiftung.
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