After studies in Antwerp, Brussels and Cologne, Veronique De Raedemaeker currently lives in Cologne, where she is completing the Konzertexamen degree. Fascinated by contemporary music and with a great love for chamber music, she co - founded the ÉRMA Ensemble and Gilu. Her CD 'Malinconia', generously supported by YBT, was awarded the label 'Choice of Klara' by the Flemish Classical Radio in 2020.
She is a prize winner of several national and international violin competitions and enjoys performing as a soloist. Since 2017 she plays a violin by Stefan-Peter Greiner (Bonn 2005), kindly loaned by Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Köln e.V.. She is thankfully a scholarship holder of the Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation, which selected her as part of "Best of NRW". Veronique is Artist in Residence of the vzw SWUK from 2022-2023.
The most wonderful smell for you?
The smell of the sea
The most beautiful place you have ever been?
What scares you?
When society becomes more narrow minded
Where is your favourite place?
Any quiet place close to the sublimity of water
What heirloom is important to you?
The stories told by my family about my grandparents
What do you learn most from theatre/music...?
The importance of human connections, that come forth out of the silences
Heroes of your youth?
Malala and Ghandi
Because it connects people in an unselfish way
Your most beautiful farewell?
After a period spent with friends, making music and sharing dinners
What do you like about yourself?
My ability to relativate and my resilience