Dr. Véronique Mathieu is an assistant professor of violin and the director of the strings division at the University of Kansas, a visiting teacher at the Toronto School for Strings, and artist in residence at the Festival International de Musica Erudita de Piracicaba in Brazil. She was previously on faculty at State University of New York in Buffalo.
Canadian violinist Véronique Mathieu has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Asia, Europe, South Africa, South America, and the United States. She is a prizewinner of the 2012 Eckhardt-Gramatté Contemporary Music Competition, the 2010 Krakow International Contemporary Music Competition, and a three-time winner of the Canada Council Bank of Instruments Competition. As a member of Trio Micheletti, she won the Grand Prize of the 2009 Competition in the Performance of Music from Latin America and Spain. Dr. Mathieu broadcast recitals for the Canadian Broadcasting Company, Radio-Canada, the Classical Radio in Costa Rica, and the Radio Suisse-Romande.
An avid contemporary music performer, Véronique commissioned and premiered many works by American and Canadian composers, and recorded for the CD series New Music at Indiana University, the label of Radio-Canada, Centrediscs, and Pheromone. She has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the National Arts Centre Orchestra (with Zukerman), the Shenyang Symphony Orchestra (China), the Oakville Symphony Orchestra, the Filarmonica de Americana, the Kokomo Symphony, the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, the Montreal Contemporary Ensemble, and the Orquestra Sinfonica de Indaiatuba (Brazil). Recent events include solo performances in China, Georgia, Italy, Thailand, and Vietnam, world premieres of works by Brian Harman and Adam Scime, as well as a CD recording of solo contemporary works for Parma Records. In April 2017, Véronique will perform the Canadian premiere of Thomas Adès violin concerto with the Esprit Orchestra in Toronto.
Véronique won many prizes in Canada before completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Music at the Québec Conservatory. She obtained an Artist Diploma with outstanding achievement in violin performance from McGill University as a student of Denise Lupien, and was a recipient of the Ethel J. Ivey Award, and the Lloyd Carr Harris Scholarship. Ms. Mathieu completed a Performer Diploma and a Master’s Degree in music at Indiana University with professor Miriam Fried while working as an Associate Instructor in violin. She also completed a Doctor of music degree in violin performance at Indiana University under the guidance of Mark Kaplan, and is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.