B i o g r a p h y
Lithuanian-born pianist Veronika Kopjova enjoys an active musical life as both a soloist and chamber musician, regularly performing wide range of repertoire from Barock to contemporary music including many premieres throughout Europe, South Korea, China and Chile at prestigious venues such as Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Musikverein Vienna, Konzerthaus Vienna, Bratislava Philharmony, Graz Musikverein, NDR Hannover, Auditorio Ciudad de León, National House of Vinohrady Prague, Lithuanian National Philharmonic halls. As a soloist she has performed concertos with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra Castilla y León, the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie Orchestra and others. Her performances have been broadcast on Dutch National Radio, NDR Kultur, Germany, Ö1 Austria and National Radio of Lithuania.
Since 2019 Veronika is member of contemporary music ensemble Platypus. She has worked with such composers as Georg Friedrich Haas, Thomas Wally, Christian Utz, conductor Lars Mlekusch.
Veronika is a prize-winner of numerous international solo competitions in Germany, France, Spain, Lithuania. She has received scholarships from Yamaha-Foundation, Lithuanian Ministery of Culture, Live Music Now Hannover and University for Music and performing Arts Vienna.
As a soloist and chamber musician Veronika Kopjova performs at festivals such as Grafenegg, Lockenhaus, „Allegro Vivo“, „Klassik in Spandau“, „Choriner Musiksommer“, “Bebersee Festival”, „Christopher Summer Festival“, PODIUM Festival Mödling and PODIUM Festival Fazana/Brijuni, „International Chamber Arts Festival ENSEMBLE“, International Festival of Stars „FORTEpiano – Toruń 775”.
Veronika has benefitted from solo and chamber music masterclasses with distinguished musicians such as Elisabeth Leonskaja, Steven Isselis, Hatto Beyerle, Jacques Rouvier, Andrea Bonatta, Liana Issakadze, Jean-Guihen Queyras and others.
Veronika has graduated form Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius receiving Master degrees of Piano Performance and of Pedagogy. After graduating from University of Music, Drama and Media Hannover, she was specialising in piano chamber music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Prof. Avedis Kouyoumdjian, who has made greatest impact on Veronika's musical development as well as Johannes Meissl, Zbignevas Ibelhauptas and Mūza Rubackytė.
She is a senior lecturer at the Chamber Music Institute of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.