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Veronica Yen

Reviews:
"sensitive and poetic, ....courageous engagement with the music and a natural communication with her audience." - Chris Elton, Head of Keyboard at Royal Academy of Music

“Her broad education – something not common among the musicians today – culture and sensitivity makes her more than just an interpreter. She is an unresting human being who discovers new ways of expressing herself.' Greek Music Review:《Avopolis Music Network》April 2010

“An international artist of Asian origin, western education, a high-class pianist with impressive biography and impeccable sound, almost absolute!” Jazz&Tzaz CD Review May 2011

“She is not a pianist, but a musician! For she does not play the piano, but plays the music and emotion." -1st Prize comments by Ton Hartsuiker, Chairman of the Jury at the 3rd International Students Piano Competition

“Janacek sonata was searching, profound and utterly authentic, and underlined the significance of the piece'. Michael Timulety, music critic of the Herald


Educational background:
Graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London with 'Distinctions' in her recitals, Veronica is much appreciated by her sensitive, creative and emotionally engagements. While reading Art History and Architecture History at Edinburgh University, Veronica won various piano competitions including the 1st prize and contemporary music award at the International Students' Piano Competition in Holland, where she performed Grieg's Piano concerto in Vredenberg in the final and received a standing ovation. Veronica studied with Professor Patsy Toh and Joanna Macgregor at RAM, with Peter Evans in Edinburgh, and with Professor Irina Zaritskaya and Janusz Piotrowicz privately. As a result of her musical achievements, Veronica was named one of the 'Best Youth Overseas' by the Taiwanese Government.

Performances:
Veronica performs extensively both in England and in continental Europe, as well as in Asia and North America. She has given recitals at venues like Chopin's Residence and the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh; Conway Hall in London; Teatro Creta in Milan; and Vredenburg in Holland. She has also performed at many Festivals, including the Rome National Festival (at Teatro Marcello and Villa Tolornia), the Salzburg Festival, as well as the Edinburgh Festival (Reid Concert Hall) with critical acclaim. Veronica has collaborated with pre-eminent performers like guitarist Xue-Fei Yang and baritone John Morgan from the Royal Opera, performed as a soloist with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra's concert tour in Taiwan, and appeared on ITV's South Bank Show.

Theatrical Concerts:
Her great interests in the arts has led Veronica to start a creative group named Piano Theatre. By collaborating with dancers, poets and visual artists, Piano Theatre has given several highly acclaimed concerts, including a sold-out concert tour in Taiwan in 2007 which was filmed and broadcast by the Public TV. In 2010 to celebrate Chopin's 200 anniversary of Birth, Veronica and dancer Ruby Chan created a Dance Concert called 'Music Box of Chopin'. This was a fairy tale based completely on Chopin's music, and was very well received in 2010. Veronica and Ruby Chan's Creative works and were acclaimed by Amanda Glauert (RAM chair of postgraduate studies) and composer Ronald Stevenson as 'most exciting aesthetic fruit of creativity!'

Publications:
European Fantasy - Debut CD album featuring half of her compositions, was released by Jingo Record in Taiwan in 2007. Listed as top 10 on the classical chart and remained in the chart for several months.

Alina's Song - the score for flute and piano, was published by Studio Music in London in 2008.

A Twinkling Journey - Composition (together with Neil Georgeson) for Yvonne Yen's picture book was published by Commonwealth Publications in Taiwan in 2008.

Piano Poems from the Mediterranean – Solo CD album, released by Jingo Record in Taiwan 2010. Nominated by Golden Melody Award; and nominated as Album of the year by Muzik Magazine.