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 Jönköping Sinfonietta, the brass section of Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Vindla String Quartet, members of Gageego! ensemble and Ensemble Mare Balticum, and other smaller ensembles and soloists. In 2023 she will have her first larger orchestra piece performed by Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra.
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.
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
2023 “HEX” – The Royal Theatre – Skuespilhuset, Copenhagen
Musician and performer in the play ”HEX”. Text/Idea: Olga Ravn. Directed by Liv Helm, Composer/Bandleader: Jeanett Albeck.
2022 Touring musician with Myrkur, Stringflip & Cloud Atlas in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Estonia, France and Spain.
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)
- Elmøe og Hoffmann “Bettys Polska” (2015, LIVE-Session https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxF2qbR1h5M)
- Santiago: “No More Songs About the Moon” (2014, A:larm Music)
- Temple: “Fluorescence” (2014, Resonance)
- One Swivel Clutch “Travelling by guitar” (2014, LIVE-Session https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgmmwTclUfM
- Kristina Renée “For Now” and “Taming Tigers” (2012/2013, SONY)
- L.O.C.: ”Pretige, Paranoia, Persona Vol. I” (2012, SGMD)
Scholarships & Grants
2023 Veronica Öhmans Stipendiestiftelse – Scholarship
2023 Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien – Scholarship
2022 Koda Kultur/Dansk Komponist Forening – Work grant
2022 Koda Kultur/Autor – Grant for recording purposes (Cloud Atlas trio)
2020 Jubelfonden – Scholarship (read motivation: https://jubelfonden.se/veronika-voetmann/)
2020 Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien – Scholarship
2019 Koda Kultur/Djbfa – Grant for recording purposes (Stringflip)
2018 SKAPs Nyskaparstipendie – Scholarship (read motivation: https://www.skap.se/2019/02/06/nyskaparstipendiet-2018-veronika-kroll-voetmann/)