Described as a violinist with ‘chops to burn, and rock solid musicianship’ (The Whole Note, TORONTO), Canadian violinist Véronique Mathieu enjoys an exciting career as a soloist, chamber musician, and music educator. Recent engagements have taken her throughout Europe and Asia, and she continues to work extensively with composers. Her CD ARGOT was recently featured on a BBC series dedicated to the music of Lutoslawski, and receives frequent airplay in the US. Recent highlights include the Canadian premiere of Marc-André Dalbavie’s violin concerto with Esprit Orchestra, a performance of John Corigliano’s Chaconne during the composer’s 80th birthday celebrations, the release of a second CD with pianist Stephanie Chua, and numerous recitals throughout North America.
Véronique 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 holds the David L. Kaplan Chair in Music at the University of Saskatchewan where she serves as an Associate Professor of Violin. She previously served on the faculty at State University of New York in Buffalo and the University of Kansas, and is artist-in-residence at the Festival International de Musica Erudita de Piracicaba in Brazil.
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). 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 that includes premieres by Brian Harman and Adam Scime.