Violin

Veronika Eberle

Credit: Felix Broede

Introduction

Veronika Eberle’s exceptional talent, the poise and maturity of her musicianship have been recognised by many of the world’s finest orchestras, venues and festivals, as well as by some of the most eminent conductors.

Concerto highlights of 16-17 season included debuts with the Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestra London and return invitations to the Montreal Symphony, Munich Kammerorchester and Bayerischer Rundfunk Munich. Veronika appeared in Hamburgische Staatsoper’s new production of Lulu, performing Berg’s Violin Concerto, conducted by Kent Nagano and continued her association with the Kamerakademie Potsdam with a season-long residency.

In 17/18, Veronika will appear with the Orchestre National de Lille, RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, London Symphony Orchestra with Bernard Haitink, Orchester Philharmonique de Strasbourg and the Hamburg Philharmonic. Highlights will include debut concerts with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, tours of Australia and Japan as well as concerts with the Hamburg Opera for the revival of Alban Berg’s Lulu.

Veronika Eberle is a dedicated chamber musician, with regular partners including Shai Wasner, Lars Vogt, Renaud Capuçon and Antoine Tamestit. Recent recital highlights include London (Wigmore Hall Master Series), New York (Carnegie Hall debut series), Salzburg (Mozarteum), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Paris (Theatre de la Ville), Zurich (Tonhalle) and the Lucerne Festival.

Veronika Eberle plays the “Dragonetti” Stradivarius (1700), on generous loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.


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Performance Schedule

  • 26 Apr 17 Mozart: Violin Concerto no. 4 K218 Munchener Kammerorchester
    Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires
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    “En las manos de Eberle, el Andante cantabile fue un auténtico canto del violín, e hizo morir el rondó con el pianissimo más ingrávido que pueda imaginarse.”

    La Nacion ( Argentina)

  • 15 Feb 17 Berg 'Lulu' ( Berg Violin Concerto)
    Staatsoper Hamburg
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    “Und dann wurde es doch wieder hell im Orchestergraben, und Nagano und sein Philharmonisches Staatsorchester spielte so sinnlich, so trennscharf, so farbenreich und zusammenhängend, wie es vorher viel zu selten hatte gelingen wollen. Sie spielten Alban Bergs Violinkonzert, gewidmet “Dem Andenken eines Engels”. Solistin ist die anbetungswürdige Veronika Eberle, mit vollem, sprechendem Ton, mit brillanter Technik. Ein Epilog, wie er im Buche steht: Das Beste zum Schluss.“

    Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

  • 31 Jul 15 Shostakovich Concerto no.1
    Hong Kong Sinfonietta
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    “The climax of the concerto was a cadenza in the Passacaglia: Andante movement. A see-saw murmur built relentlessly to wild cross-string bowing in a controlled rant. Eberle was flawless, with a warm, glowing sound, clean octaves and perfectly secure shifts up and down the fingerboard”.
    South China Post

  • 08 Feb 15 Concert with Munich Kammerorkest
    Prinzregenttheater, Munich
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    “Ihr Mozart ( G Dur Konzert) und Haydn ( C Dur Konzert) kommen so blitzgescheit, so tief ausgeleuchtet und dennoch voller Spielfreude daher”
    TZ München

  • 27 Feb 15 Berg Concerto
    Bamberg Symphoniker, Robin Ticciati
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    “Und Veronika Eberle löste den emotionalen Aspekt dieses Wekes auch sehr gut ein dieses Springen zwischen tiefer Trauer resignativer Melancholie und flüchtende Ausbrüche in eine akzentuierte tänzerische Heiterkeit Mahlerscher Provenienz.”

    Fränkisher Tag

  • 01 Jun 14 Beethoven Violin Concerto
    London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
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    “Whilst it had always seemed meandering in previous performances I have seen, Rattle and soloist Veronika Eberle shaped the sublime ebb and flow of the movement beautifully. The Larghetto was warm and spacious, and the LSO produced some startlingly tender pianissimi. Eberle’s Stradivarius lived up to its reputation and her musicality matched its rich, golden tone. The finale brimmed with vitality so powerful that I was suddenly struck by how reminiscent this movement is of the third movement “Merry gathering of country folk” of the Pastoral Symphony.”
    Bachtrack.com http://bachtrack.com/review-rattle-prohaska-eberle-june-2014

    “Rattle and Eberle probed ever more searchingly under the skin of a concerto which is sometimes treated as merely the quintessence of serenity. Not here, however. Exceptionally delicate dynamics were a hallmark throughout, as both orchestra and soloist spun the first and second movements out into the merest scintillas of sound, which made the closing rondo all the more impressive for being harder won than usual.”
    The Guardian

  • 30 Apr 14 Beethoven Violin Concerto
    St Paul Chamber Orchestra, R Abbado
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    “…among the most exciting, pulse-pounding, confidently rendered interpretations of the Beethoven Violin Concerto that I’ve encountered in decades of concerts…Her combination of a wonderfully pure tone and a full, forceful sound gave an early indication that she was a special musician, but it soon became clear that she was also an interpreter of tremendous depth. Seldom do you hear such roiling conflict emerge in the Beethoven concerto’s first movement, Eberle’s lovely high trills giving way to lyrical lines soaring above the orchestra, then the two astoundingly co-existing in her cadenza.”

    TwinCities.com  

  • 05 Apr 14 Beethoven Heildelberger Frühling
    with Igor Levit, piano
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    “Sie nehmen ihre Interpretation dynamisch extrem zurück, einmal, im langsamen Satz, sogar bis an die untere Hörschwelle. Jedes Detail gewinnt dadurch eine Leuchtkraft, als betrachte man ein mit Zeichen und Figuren übervölkertes Gemälde durch die Lupe. Dass das Ergebnis in keiner Weise manieriert klingt, sondern gerade das Disparat-Vielgestaltige und radikal Zukunftsweisende des späten Beethoven offenlegt, ist eine der kleinen Sensationen dieses Abschlusskonzertes”.
    Frankfurter Allegemeine

  • 28 Jun 14 Recital
    Wigmore Hall, with Shai Wosner, piano
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    “The phrasing and interplay between Eberle and Wosner were immaculate and both players captured the feverish and unsettled character of the music…As the music progressed, Eberle whipped things up to create a dark and grotesque expressionist nightmare in a really superb piece of violin playing…The final galloping tarantella was played with enormous energy and verve and the rhythms remained taut throughout before both players drove the sonata to its triumphant conclusion.

    (Beethoven: Sonata in A major, Schönberg: Phantasy, Beethoven: Kreutzer Sonata)

    Seen and Heard International

  • 14 Oct 12 Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
    Scottish Chamber Orchestra
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    “The symphony was prefaced by a beguilingly energetic and beautiful performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto by Veronika Eberle”
    Scottish Herald

    “no-one could argue with the quality of the playing, which was magnificent: delicate and sparkling, almost forensic in its precision.”
    Seen and Heard International

  • 18 Dec 09 Vivaldi Four Seasons
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
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    “Eberle was a commanding stage presence even in quiet passages—the true test of a star performer. Her full, golden tone became gritty when called for, and her vibrato expanded and contracted appropriately to the season. In “Spring,” the interplay between Eberle and concertmaster Martin Chalifour became a Messiaen-like celebration of birdsong. The ensemble, especially vivid in “Summer,” conveyed inner and outer weather, with the delicacy of Eberle’s performance contrasting memorably with her virtuosic intensity.”
    LA Times

Repertoire

BEETHOVEN
Concerto in D Op.61
Romance in G Op.40
Romance in F Op.50
Triple Concerto

BERG
Violin Concerto

BRAHMS
Concerto in D Op.77

BRUCH
Concerto in G minor Op26

DVORAK
Concerto in A minor Op.53

HAYDN
Concerto in G
Concerto in C

KABALEWSKI
Concerto No.1 in C Op.48

LALO
Symphonie Espagnole Op.21

MENDELSSOHN
Concerto in D minor
Concerto in E minor Op64

MOZART
Concerto No. 1 in B flat K207
Concerto No.3 in G K216
Concerto No. 4 in D K218
Concerto No. 5 in A K219
Rondo in C K373

SAINT-SAENS
Concerto No. 3 in B minor Op.61

SHOSTAKOVICH
Concerto No. 1

SIBELIUS
Concerto in D minor Op.47

STRAVINSKY
Concerto in D

TCHAIKOVSKY
Concerto in D Op.35

WIENIAWSKI
Concerto in D minor Op22

VIEUXTEMPS
Concerto No. 5 in A minor Op37

VIVALDI
The Four Seasons