van DUURLING Véronique
Véronique van Duurling was born on December 3rd 1982, and began playing the guitar when she was 9 years old.
After completing her high-school diploma at the “Heilig-Hartcollege” in Lanaken, she began studies at the Conservatory of Maastricht, where she completed her Bachelor of Music in 2005. She continued at the Conservatory of Maastricht to complete her “ Post-Graduate Degree” with Carlo Marchione in June 2009. She is currently undertaking a course of study with the Duo Melis at the Strasbourg Conservatory.
She has participated in masterclasses with Leon Frijns, Betho Davezac, Enno Voorhorst, Roman Krejci, Annette Kruisbrink, Tilmann Hoppstock, David Tannenbaum, Lynn McGrath, Gaelle Solal, Goran Krivokapic, Zoran Dukic, Timothy Kain, Paolo Pegoraro, Liviu Georgescu and Gerhard Reichenbach.
She has won numerous prizes, including first prize in the solo guitar category of the 2000 „Jongeren op het Podium“ competition in Lanaken (Belgium), and an award of concerts by the prestigious Forte-institute in Belgium in 2008, which saw her performing in the illustrious Academiezaal and the Keizerszaal in Sint-Truiden.
She has also won prizes for her work with ensembles, winning first prize in the guitar ensemble category of the 2000 „Jongeren op het Podium“ competition in Lanaken (Belgium), as well as being a major prize winner in the chamber music section of the 2009 Transylvania International Guitar Competition (Romania), with Harold Gretton as the Duo Amythis.
The eminent Dutch guitarist and composer Annette Kruisbrink praised Véronique’s interpretation of Kruisbrink’s “Hommage to Segovia” as the finest that she has heard.
A dedicated pedagogue, Véronique van Duurling is in constant demand as a teacher in various music schools in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. She successfully co-founded the private music school „Two Notes“ in Düren (Germany), which continues to attract a waiting list of students. She performs concerts regularly in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and Australia, as a soloist as well as in various chamber ensembles. She was also invited to perform in concerts all over Ireland, and in Lucerne (Switzerland).
The Dürener Zeitung described Véronique’s performance in the castle of Merode in 2009 in the following words: “When she had finished tuning and the concert commenced, one could have heard a pin drop in the former entrance hall of the castle. From the first note, the audience visibly relaxed, surrendering themselves to the beautiful music.”