Veronique Serret

Veronique has established herself as a versatile musician who enjoys performing classical repertoire, collaborating with composers, as well as rocking out with bands.

Born in Sydney to a Mauritian family, she began violin lessons at age 3 with Suzuki teacher Magda Hammond and later Harold Brissenden.She was awarded a music scholarship to SCEGGS Darlinghurst and upon graduation persued tertiary studies in Sydney with Chris Kimber and Alice Waten.

During this time,Veronique was concertmaster of Camerata Australia, SBSYO, Principal 2nd of AYO, gave the Australian premiere of Boulez “Anthemes” and prizewinner at the Gisborne International Music Competion.

She was awarded an “opportunity grant” enabling her to attend various European Summer Schools where she was mentored by Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Regis Pasquier and Jordi Savall. She later engaged in a short period of study in London with David Takeno.

Veronique frequently travels to Kuala Lumpur for her “symphonic fix” with the MPO. She has also played with the SSO (holding the fellowship in 2004), the AOBO, TSO and the Sculthorpe Quartet, most notably joining them to perform at Gallipoli’s Dawn Service.

A founding member of CODA, Veronique co-wrote much of the bands early material and toured with them to Australian festivals and for Musica Viva Inschools. In 2003 Veronique joined Inga Liljestrom’s band ELK,with whom she still plays. She is a regular in Sydney’s recording studios and collaborates on many Australian albums as well as soundtracks for films, theatre and dance.

Veronique has played with the ACO since 1998 and now holds a part-time position. She is also a core member of contemporary group Ensemble Offspring and impro string quartet “the Noise”. Veronique also joined singer/harpist Joanna Newsom on her world tour as lead violin.