One of Australia’s most versatile musicians, Véronique is equally at home on the concert hall platform and the rock’n’roll stage. The ‘Girl from Guildford’ carving a niche for herself directing string sections for rock bands, indie artists, feature films and studio sessions.
A soloist and collaborative artist, Véronique has deep gratitude for her early rigorous classical training and her many teachers and mentors along the way. Over many decades she has been fortunate to work extensively with Bangarra Dance Theatre, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Dance Company and as concertmaster of the Darwin Symphony.
She has played in bands with indigenous songman Archie Roach, been in residence with Laurie Anderson, performed at major festivals including Barunga, Garma, MoFo, WoMad and Woodford and has appeared as soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra performing Arvo Part’s Tabula Rasa at the Sydney Opera House and toured Europe and South America with Sydney Dance Company performing Bach’s Partita No.2 in D minor to critical acclaim. This was also her debut album release.
A regular in the recording studio, Véronique regularly collaborates with Australia’s film composers and can be heard on countless Australian soundtracks and albums.
In the late 1990’s Véronique co-founded the band CODA and since 2010 she has been a member of Joanna Newsom’s international touring band as a multi-instrumentalist and backing vocalist.
Véronique is now dedicated to the creation of new music and the exploration of sound through diverse collaborations. She is a member of art music group Ensemble Offspring and has her own duo project with didgeridoo legend William Barton. Together their recent compositions include Bushfire Requiem (2020) commissioned by Artology, for Sydney Festival, Songlines of our Universe (2021) written whilst in residence at the Sydney Observatory, Heartland (2019) commissioned by Canberra International Festival of Music and Kalkani (2020) commissioned by the ABC. This work features in a beautiful award winning dance film 'Urritjara' by Tim Georgeson.
Véronique will join Camerata as a special guest for From My Homeland, 25 & 26 May 2023.