Canadian violinist Véronique Mathieu has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Asia, Canada, Europe, South Africa, South America, and the United States. She was a prizewinner in the 2012 Eckhardt–Gramatté Contemporary Music Competition and the 2010 Kraków International Contemporary Music Competition as well as a three-time winner of the Canada Council Bank of Instruments Competition. Ms. Mathieu is Assistant Professor of Violin and the director of the Strings Division at the University of Kansas 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, Ms. Mathieu has commissioned and premiered many works by American and Canadian composers, and recorded for the CD series New Music at Indiana University, as well as the labels of Radio-Canada, Parma, Centrediscs, and Pheromone. She has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Esprit Orchestra, Shenyang Symphony Orchestra (China), Filarmonica de Americana, Kokomo Symphony, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, Montreal Contemporary Ensemble, and the Orquestra Sinfonica de Indaiatuba (Brazil). Highlights of this season include a performance of John Corigliano’s Chaconne at the composer’s 80th birthday celebration as well as recitals in Brazil, Canada, and the United States. Her recent CD debut of solo works by Boulez, Donatoni, and Lutoslawski was praised as a recording of “outstanding violin playing” and “stunning [performance] with amazing technique”. Véronique also recently released TRUE NORTH, a CD of Canadian works on Centrediscs with pianist Stephanie Chua. The CD includes premieres by Brian Harman and Adam Scime.
Ms. Mathieu 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 as a student of Denise Lupien at McGill University, where she received the Lloyd Carr Harris Scholarship. Mathieu completed a Performer Diploma and a Master’s Degree in music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with professor Miriam Fried while working as an Associate Instructor in violin. She also earned a Doctor of Music degree in violin performance at the same institution under the guidance of Mark Kaplan, and completed a fellowship at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto. www.veroniquemathieu.net