Congratulations to violinist Veronika Eberle who has been awarded the 2017 Bavarian Culture Prize of Bayernwerk AG!
Since 2005, Bayernwerk AG has awarded the Bavarian Culture Prize to Bavarian artists for their outstanding achievements in art and science. The prize is “intended to provide an impetus for the preservation of cultural diversity and at the same time create a stage for art and science in our regions. In the autumn of each year, the cultural prizes for their achievements in art and science are honoured in the framework of a ceremonial award ceremony.”
Veronika’s exceptional talent and the poise and maturity of her musicianship have been recognised by many of the world’s finest orchestras, venues and festivals, as well as by some of the most eminent conductors. Born in Donauwörth Southern Germany, she started violin lessons at the age of six and four years later, became a junior student at the Richard Strauss Konservatorium in Munich with Olga Voitova. After studying privately with Christoph Poppen for a year, she joined the Hochschule in Munich, where she studied with Ana Chumachenco from 2001 to 2012.
Sir Simon Rattle’s introduction of Veronika aged just 16 to a packed Salzburg Festpielhaus at the 2006 Salzburg Easter Festival in a performance of the Beethoven concerto with the Berliner Philharmoniker, brought her to international attention. Key orchestra collaborations since then include the London Symphony, Concertgebouw, New York Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, Munich Philharmonic and Gewandhaus Orchestras, Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Hessischer Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester, Bamberger Symphoniker, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, NHK Symphony and Rotterdam Philharmonic.