Véronique Mathieu | Violinist
Canadian violinist Véronique Mathieu has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Asia, Europe, South Africa, South America, and the United States. She is a prizewinner of the 2012 Eckhardt-Gramatté Contemporary Music Competition, the 2010 Krakow International Contemporary Music Competition, and a three-time winner of the Canada Council Bank of Instruments Competition. As a member of Trio Micheletti, she won the Grand Prize of the 2009 Competition in the Performance of Music from Latin America and Spain. Ms. Mathieu is Assistant Professor of Violin and the director of the Strings Division at the University of Kansas and concurrently a visiting teacher at the Toronto School for Strings and artist-in-residence at the Festival International de Musica Erudita de Piracicaba in Brazil. She previously served on the faculty at State University of New York in Buffalo.
An avid contemporary music performer, Véronique commissioned and premiered many works by American and Canadian composers, and recorded for the CD series New Music at Indiana University, the label of Radio-Canada, Centrediscs, PARMA, Naxos, and Pheromone.
Véronique has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Shenyang Symphony Orchestra, the Esprit Orchestra, the Oakville Symphony Orchestra, the Filarmonica de Americana, the Kokomo Symphony, the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, and the Montreal Contemporary Ensemble. Recently she has given solo performances in China, Georgia, Italy, Vietnam, as well as world premieres of works by Brian Harman and Adam Scime. Her recent CD debut of solo works by Boulez, Donatoni, and Lutoslawski was praised as a recording of "outstanding violin playing."
Véronique won many prizes in Canada before completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Music at the Québec Conservatory. She obtained an Artist Diploma with outstanding achievement in violin performance from McGill University as a student of Denise Lupien, where was a recipient of the Ethel J. Ivey Award, and the Lloyd Carr Harris Scholarship. Mathieu completed a Performer Diploma and a Master’s Degree in music at Indiana University with professor Miriam Fried while working as an Associate Instructor in violin. She also completed a Doctor of music degree in violin performance at the same institution under the guidance of Mark Kaplan with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.