Veronika Skuplik

Baroque violin

Veronika Skuplik studied at the Folkwang University of the Arts Essen, University of Münster and Akademie für Alte Musik (now University of the Arts) Bremen. There she graduated under Thomas Albert with a diploma for baroque violin in 1991.

Veronika Skuplik travels all over Europe, Israel, the US, Australia, New Zealand, China and Korea for concerts, recordings and teaching activities. As an internationally renowned soloist she plays mainly in ensembles like Concerto Palatino, Weser-Renaissance Bremen, L’Arpeggiata – where she has been the violinist for more than 15 years –, la dolcezza, the Collegium Vocale Gent, as well as with the Freiburg BaroqueConsort and with her musical partner Andreas Arend (lute). In her own ensemble, called UrgentMusic, she gets together with other esteemed and passionate musicians.

Veronika Skuplik was “artist in residence” at the 2011 Oude Muziek Festival Utrecht and at the 2012 Festival Musica Veche in Timisoara.

She teaches baroque violin and baroque viola at the University of the Arts Bremen and supervizes further masterclasses and orchestra projects in Hamburg, Katowice (Poland) and in the US at the Carnegie Hall, in Madison, Oberlin and Rochester.

One of her passions is the repertoire of the 17th century, which is characterized by its proximity to singing, its richness of emotion and joy of experimentation. The speaking and singing style of her music-making has been praised time and again by her fellow players, the audience and critics.

Veronika Skuplik’s discography comprises around 100 CDs, among them a solo CD VIOLINO I for unaccompanied scordatura violin with anonymous sonatas from Austria around 1680. Last September silk&tweed – Nicola Matteis’ sentimental journey was released by the label fra bernardo. The project VIOLINO II with anonymous Austrian sonatas for violin and basso continuo – mostly world premiere recordings – is in preparation.


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