Veronika Eberle received support from BBT between 2008 and 2011. This page was last updated in May 2013. For an up to date biography visit www.askonasholt.co.uk
Veronika Eberle has established a reputation as one of the most promising violin talents to emerge from Germany in recent years. Born in 1988 in Donauwörth, Southern Germany, she started violin lessons at the age of six. She later joined the Hochschule in Munich, where she is currently studying with Ana Chumachenco. Her exceptional talent, the poise and maturity of her musicianship have been recognised by conductors, orchestras and festivals around Europe. She gave her concerto debut at the age of 10 and since then has appeared with some of the world’s finest orchestras. Her introduction by Sir Simon Rattle to a packed Festpielhaus at the 2006 Salzburg Easter Festival, in a performance of the Beethoven concerto with the Berliner Philharmoniker, spurred her international career. Highlights among future concerto appearances include debuts with the Concertgebouw Orchestra (Holliger), Gewandhausorchester Leipzig (Langrée) and Seattle Symphony (Morlot). As a recitalist, Veronika Eberle will appear for a debut in Rome and return performances at the Theatre de la Ville in Paris and the Wigmore Hall’s Master Series in London. Veronika was the 2012 Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s artist-in-residence, a major project including six concerto performances with the City of Birmingham Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, NDR Hamburg, Dresden Philharmonic, Munich Chamber Orchestra as well as a recital with Lars Vogt and a series of chamber music concerts curated by her. She is currently on the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme for 2010-2013 and was a Dortmund Konzerthaus “Junge Wilde” artist 2010-2012. Veronika Eberle plays the “Dragonetti” Stradivarius (1700), on generous loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.
To have been chosen for a BB trust fellowship is such a huge honour for me and I’m so grateful to be supported in this way at this stage of my career. Thanks to the trust’s support and advice I am able to “hurry slowly” and develop my own personality step by step. The trust opened up opportunities for me to meet and learn from such wonderful musicians as Mitsuko Uchida, and to allow a wide range of experiences to expand my horizon. I cannot thank you enough for this very special support.
Photographs by Bernd Noelle, Marco Borggreve