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, jazz and improvisation, rock and metal. She has performed and composed in the context of theatre plays and physical performances, art music concerts and exhibitions. She has also toured internationally with a number of ensembles – most recently in Seoul, where she performed her own music in a cross-cultural collaboration between Korean and Danish artists.
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.
For example, her often scarce use of vibrato and liberal use of open chord progressions point toward a deep-seated inspiration from Nordic folk music traditions. Her music is melodic with a strong rhythmic foundation, which is even groovy, at times. Her inspiration from classical music is clear in the fact that she generally composes with a narrative, or with the intention of capturing and creating a specific atmosphere.
Being a string player herself, she has taken particular focus on the string quartet format, and has just had her third string quartet premiered at the Palladium in Malmö.
She is currently studying with the internationally renowned Swedish composer Rolf Martinsson at the Academy of Music in Malmö.
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 Faaborg & Copenhagen – Denmark, Riga – Latvia and Akureyri – Iceland
Musician, performer and music creator in the play ”TRAKTOR”. Created by Tine Kortermand.
2019 Lund Cathedral – Lund, Sweden
Musician in the church play ”Någon som du”. Directed by Lotten Ross, Composer/Bandleader: Jens Ulvsand.
2019 Uijeongbu Music Theatre Festival and CPH Stage – Seoul (Korea) and Copenhagen
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 Aveny T og 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)
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/)