Véronique has established herself as a versatile musician whose repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary classical, folk, rock and improvisation. She is committed to ‘new works’ and regularly collaborates with Australia’s composers.
Recent highlights include Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Australian Doctors Orchestra for their Darwin premiere, a solo performance of Arvo Part’s “Tabula Rasa” with the Sydney Symphony, Sydney Festival shows with Mike Patton, violinist (onstage band) for Opera Australia’s “The Rabbits” at Perth and Melbourne festivals, leading the orchestra with Gavin Bryars directing his cult work “Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet” at Canberra International Music Festival , string quartet performances at MoFo with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer and shows at Darwin Festival with Djakapurra Maryayun (yidaki), Topology and Tamara Anna Cislowska.
Veronique spent most of 2016 on the road. She resumed her role in Joanna Newsom’s band as violin and back up vocalist touring internationally as well as joining Sydney Dance Company as soloist with J.S Bach’s Partita N.2 in Dminor at the STEPS Festival in Switzerland and dates in Brazil and Chile. Previous Sydney Dance Company appearances include Alexander Ekman’s “Cacti” (2013) and “Shared Frequencies” (2011)
This year Veronique will focus on her 6 string electric violin and recording her new album “A Stolen Satellite”. This is a continuing exploration of her residency at Campbelltown Arts Centre in 2015 where she commissioned international works for 6 string electric violin + electronics.
An avid chamber musician, Veronique is a core member of contemporary art music group Ensemble Offspring, improvising string quartet “The Noise” and her own duo project with vibraphonist Bree van Reyk. She has appeared as a guest with Synergy, Ironwood, Pinchgut, Omega Ensemble, Acacia Quartet and is a regular duo performer with cellist Rachel Scott in the “Bach in the Dark” concert series.
Since 2010 she has been a member of American folk harpist Joanna Newsom’s band as both lead violin & backing vocalist, touring with her internationally. She also plays with UK based songstress Inga Liljestrom and is a founding member of the string band CODA, co writing much of their early material.
A regular in Sydney’s recording studios, Veronique can be heard on many Australian albums and feature films, often directing the string section. Her film credits include “the black balloon”, “mental”, “the turning”, “the rocket” , “around the block”, “red obsession” , “the little death”, “last cab to darwin” as well as the Netflix TV series “Beat Bugs”.
Veronique’s passion for both classical and modern music has made her an obvious choice for crossover projects. In recent years she has led orchestras for Giorgio Moroder, Cinematic Orchestra, Megan Washington and Sarah Blasko’s Sydney Opera House shows and led string quartets for Damon Albarn, Bigstar, Missy Higgins, Ed Kuepper and Above & Beyond.
Veronique was a member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra for many years and in 2014 was appointed Concertmaster of the Darwin Symphony Orchestra. During her time in the Northern Territory, Veronique was fortunate to experience indigenous culture first hand performing at Barunga and Walking With Spirits festivals as well as presenting education concerts at Darwin Festival and in East Arnhemland.
Veronique recently returned to Sydney where she continues an internationally rich musical life. She performs on a 1900 Leandro Bisiach violin and a custom made 6 string electric violin by Paul Davies.