Born in Moscow (Russia) in 1997, Veronika is a pianist studying on Bachelor of Music at the Royal College of Music in London. Pianist Veronika made her professional debut performing Debussy ‘Arabesue’ at III Nationwide competition of young pianists Of Y. Fleer (2008) under the direction of Margairita Saynina.
Veronika has participated in masterclasses with a Professor of Gnessin Russian Academy of Music - Nosina Vera; Professors of Music Conservatory - Sevidov A. and Yuriy Ayrapetan, Slesarev.
Veronika has won numerous prizes in competitions, including II International competition of young pianists S. Raсhmaninov (2010), The 200th anniversary of F. Chopin of Moscow region competition of young pianists (2009), The Second Festival of Children and Youth Creativity of Educational Institutions of Culture and Art, The Culture and Leisure Foundation of Moscow Region, The ‘New Names of Moscow Region’, The ‘Spring Notes 2007’ Competition, II International Music Festival in memoriam of Ilya Arzumanov ‘Invitation to play’ (2008), The X Open Region Competition of Music school students of Elektrostal Association of Moscow region, The Ealing Musical Festival in London (2015).
In the summers of 2014 and 2015 Veronika was the sole recipient of a full scholarship for piano from Musical Odyssey to participate in masterclasses with Ekaterina Lebedeva, Christina Ortiz and Yanina Fialkowska in Nafplio, Greece. Having given a great performance she was awarded both the Talent Unlimited charity Prize and the Stonevale Concert Series Prize, as a result of which she will be giving recitals at the St. James’s Piccadilly in London and in Stonevale in 2016.
In 2014, Veronika started to participate in many concerts. Having given an outstanding performance in Stonevale she was invited to perform at Celebration Achievement & Endeavour on Thursday 3rd December 2015 in London, and will be awarded with a special prize by Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon.
In 2012, Veronika started an art course and now she is a fine artist with a focus on hyperrealistic oil portraiture. She has spent over 3 years studying portraiture under the direction of John Bishep. In 2015, Veronika created her own art page ‘VeroNika’. The website promotes the connection that artist has between music and art.
‘I have always tried to connect art and music..’
‘Painting a portrait is sort of like playing the piano. When you paint, you always think about how to interpret emotions in the right way, so it can tell a specific story about the person you are painting, I think the same applies to music.’
‘I want my pieces to evoke a deep sense of emotion influenced not only from an in-depth tangibility executed through a high level of detail, but married with a sincere passionate portrayal of contemporary art.’