PHOTO: Marius Budu

Biography

Veronika Krøll Voetmann is a multifaceted musician and composer.

Initially playing the classical cello, she soon began to experiment with the cello’s versatility across other genres, such as Nordic folk, improvisation, rock and metal. She has performed and composed in the context of theatre plays and performances, art music concerts and exhibitions. She has also toured nationally and internationally with her own ensembles Stringflip and Cloud Atlas trio, and with various artist such as Myrkur, Marc Facchini and Ættir.

Having being first and foremost a performer herself, her openness and curiosity towards music and music making and her involvement in many different musical genres is clear in her compositional approach, personality and sound.

Scarce use of vibrato, emphasis on harmonics and spherical textures and a liberal use of open chord progressions point toward a deep-seated inspiration from Nordic folk music traditions. Her music often has traits of melodic lines and at times a strong rhythmic or even groovey foundation. She generally composes with a narrative or with the intention of capturing and creating a specific atmosphere.

She has had her works premiered by members of Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Vindla String Quartet, members of Gageego! ensemble and Ensemble Mare Balticum, and other smaller ensembles. In 2022 she will have her first larger orchestra piece performed by Jönköping Simfonietta.

She is currently studying with the internationally renowned Swedish composer Rolf Martinsson at the Academy of Music in Malmö, and has formerly studied with Danish composer Signe Lykke.

CV

EDUCATION

2020 – 2023     Malmö Academy of Music

Bachelor in Composition

2018 – 2020     Malmö Academy of Music

Bachelor in Music Performance – Individuel Studies

2016 – 2018     Skurups folkhögskola – Skurup

Nordic Folk Music Performance

2015     Vårdinge by folkhögskola – Stockholm

Irish Folk Music Performance

2011 – 2013     MGK – Guldborgsund

Classical Music Performance – Foundation Course

2009 – 2012     Copenhagen University

Bachelor in Musicology and Music and Arts Management

2009     Rhythmic Center Copenhagen

Sound and studio technician – intensive course

MUSICAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS

2021         ”Guldtraktor” – Faaborg, Odense & Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden

Musician, performer and music creator in the play “Guldtraktor”. Created by Tine Kortermand.

2020 –       “Frederiksdal Folk Festival” – Sorgenfri, Denmark

Co-creator, producer and booker of the festival established in 2020 in collaboration with Sigismund Ahlefeldt-Laurvig and Rune Øster Mortensen. https://www.frederiksdalslot.dk/folk-festival

2019         “Någon som du” – Lund Cathedral, Lund, Sweden

Musician in the church play ”Någon som du”. Directed by Lotten Ross, Composer/Bandleader: Jens Ulvsand. 

2019         “Moving Stories” – Uijeongbu Music Theatre Festival, Seoul, Korea & CPH Stage, Copenhagen, Denmark

Musician and composer in the performance ”Moving Stories”. An International collaboration between Danish and Korean performers, co-produced by KoDe8071. Directed by Ju-Yeon Ryu. 

2015 – 2016    “Dig og mig for Altid” – Aveny T & Aarhus Theatre co-produktion

Musician, singer and performer in the musical theatre play ”Dig og mig for altid”. Directed by Kenneth Kreutzman, Bandleader: Joakim Pedersen.

2011 – now     Studio Musician on a wide variety of EPs and albums, f.ex.:

  • Elou Elan (2019)
  • Katinka “Vokseværk” (2018, Playground)
  • The Late Great Fitzcarraldos ”You” (2017, Golden Records)
  • Disarray Son:  “Disarray Son” (2015, Gateway)
  • Santiago: “No More Songs About the Moon” (2014, A:larm Music)
  • Temple: “Fluorescence” (2014, Resonance)
  • L.O.C.: ”Pretige, Paranoia, Persona Vol. I” (2012, SGMD)

Scholarships

2020 Jubelfonden (read motivation: https://jubelfonden.se/veronika-voetmann/)

2020 Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien

2018 SKAPs Nyskaparstipendie (read motivation: https://www.skap.se/2019/02/06/nyskaparstipendiet-2018-veronika-kroll-voetmann/)