Picture by Anna Tena.
Veronique De Raedemaeker (1996, Belgium) began her violin studies with Francis Reusens at the Academy of Music, Word and Dance in Lier, Belgium. After combining studies of Greek Mathematics and "Young Conservatoire", she graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp in 2016 with a Bachelor in Music with Alissa Margulis. In 2018, she obtained her Master's degree in Violin Solo with highest honours with Barnabás Kelemen at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, where she was also admitted to the postgraduate course "Konzertexamen" with Mikhail Ovrutsky.
Veronique had the opportunity to learn from other renowned musicians such as Ivry Gitlis, Julia Fisher, Frank Peter Zimmerman, Pavel Vernikov and from Philippe Graffin, with whom she is currently studying at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels. In 2022 she completed her Master's degree "Interpretation of New Music" at the HfMT Cologne.
Fascinated by New Music, she had the opportunity to work with Helmut Lachenmann, Unsuk Chin, Enno Poppe, Heinz Holliger, Helena Cánovas i Parés, Ruben De Gheselle e.a. Together with Anton Gerzenberg and Yorgos Ziavras, she founded the ÉRMA Ensemble, which specialises in contemporary music. Her CD "Malinconia" with music by Prokofiev and Ysaÿe among others was praised for its "richness of sound and instinctively beautiful phrasing" and was awarded the "Choice of Klara" label by the Flemish Radio Klara in 2020.
A passionate chamber musician, Veronique has performed at festivals and concert series such as the Verbier Festival, Lucerne Festival, Schiermonnikoog Jong Talent Festival, Arte Amanti, Musica et Poetica, Budapest Festival Academy, Montepulciano, Young Masters Amuz & De Bijloke.
She appeared as a soloist with orchestra’s such as La Passione, Köln Sinfonietta, Gödölö Symphony Orchestra and St. Petersburg Russian Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra. She performed in concert halls such as Kölner Philharmonie, Tonhalle Düesseldorf, Flagey Brussels, Bozar Brussels, Miry Gent e.a.
She is a laureate of several national and international violin and chamber music competitions, including Young Belgian Talent, Internationaler Anton Rubinstein Wettbewerb, Concours Breughel, Interner Kammermusikwettbewerb HfMT Köln, Internationaler Violinwettbewerb Kulturstiftung Hohenlohe and Vieuxtemps Concours.
As from 2017 she has been playing a violin by Stefan-Peter Greiner (Bonn 2005), kindly provided by Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Köln e.V., and takes part in concerts in social institutions.
Since 2020, she has been a grateful scholarship holder of the Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation, which has also selected her for a concert tour in 2021 as part of "Best of NRW". Veronique is artist in residence from vzw SWUK for 2022-2023.