Dutch violinist and violist, Laura Veeze, has reached audiences on three continents as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. She has held principal second violin positions with the Radio Chamber Philharmonic in the Netherlands and with Symphony Nova Scotia in Canada. Currently, she is a member of the first violin section of the Edmonton Symphony and the Alberta Baroque Ensemble.
As a chamber musician, Ms. Veeze was a member of the piano trio "Ensemble Pavone", the Blue Engine String Quartet in Nova Scotia and is a frequent guest artist at Festivals such as Scotia Festival, Musique Royale, New Music Edmonton and the Acadia Summer Strings Festival. She has collaborated with artists such as Jonathan Crow, Denise Djokic, Mark Fewer and Robert Uchida. Here in Edmonton, she is a member of the new music group the Violet Collective.
"Veeze plays with a rich resonance (...) The energy and alertness of her attacks, the mouth-watering variety of her articulations and textures, are fused to a keen and physical feel for rhythmic precision." The Chronicle Herald
Laura also enjoys playing baroque violin and viola, having worked with Frans Brüggen for many years. She also worked extensively with baroque specialists Giuliano Carmignola, Jeanne Lamon and Elizabeth Wallfisch. A passionate teacher, Laura served on the string faculty at Acadia University for years and is currently on faculty at the Alberta Conservatory. Ms. Veeze studied in Amsterdam and New York with Alexander Kerr and Sylvia Rosenberg. Laura is married to ESO concertmaster Robert Uchida. They enjoy the wonderful Edmonton community with their children, Marten and Noemi.