Veronika Skuplik started studying the violin at Folkwang College in Essen/German. During her studies she decided to specialise in Baroque Music. At the Academy of Old Music in Bremen she absolved her studies on the major Baroque Violin with Thomas Albert.

Veronika Skuplik mainly plays in ensembles with soloist instrumentation as f. e. l’Arpeggiata, Concerto Palatino, Cantus Cölln and Weser-Renaissance. She also acts as concertmaster of the Orchestra ‘La Stravaganza’, Cologne, Hassler-Concert and the Rastatter Vokalensensemble.

Her ensemble ‘la dolcezza’ played in the Vienna Concert Hall at the beginning of 2009 und their performance of ‘Battiferri Ricercare’ was recorded for the ORF. She founded ‘chelycus’ with Michael Fuerst, Adrian Rovatkay and Andreas Arend. In 2005 a recording of this ensemble was published with chamber music of the central german composer Andreas Oswald. This autumn a CD with the theme ‘Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern’ will be published by chrismon. Veronika Skulpik along with ‘Movimento’ already produced her fourth CD at chrismon. She dedicates her latest recording to the ‘Hoheliedvertonungen’ of Buxtehude, Hammerschmidt and J.Ch. Bach; Nele Gramß and Harry van der Kamp are amongst others singers of this project.

Veronika Skuplik’s discography includes 50 recordings at the least at Harmonia mundi, Virgin, cpo, alpha etc.

She taught at the University of Oldenburg, led Master Courses and Orchstral Projects at the Music Colleges of Utrecht (Netherlands), Malmö (Sweden) as well as in Madison and Oberlin (USA). Since Spring 2007 she taught at the Hochschule für Musik Bremen. Additionally, she has been substituting Prof. Alberts until February 2000.

An other aspect of her work is rehearsing of baroque works with ‘modern’ orchestras considering historically informed performance (e.g. with the Oldenburger Staatstheater).

Her affection is to the repertoire of the 17th century, which is formed by affects, joy to experimenting and the nearness to vocal habits. Colleagues, audience and critic appreciate her speaking and singing manner of making music.


Veronika Skuplik