Veronique Vaka, born in 1986, is an Icelandic-based Canadian cellist and composer. She studied classical cello performance at Vincent-d’Indy, and continued her studies in electroacoustic composition at the University of Montreal. She recently completed a Master's degree in music composition, from the Iceland University of the Arts, under the guidance of Páll Ragnar Pálsson and Þuríður Jónsdóttir. Veronique took a step towards a more abstract approach to her music when she started her research: From Landscape to Music Notation. The intention of her work is to create a poetic context between what she sees, hears and feels in the unspoiled nature, and combine it into a musical composition. Her composition style can be described as organic, with an emphasis on small details such as rhythmic, textural, and timbral elements.
Veronique Vaka has composed works for the Iceland Symphony Orchestra (YRKJA III), Sinfóníuhljómsveit Áhugamanna's Orchestra, Ensemble Paramirabo, Duo Harpverk, Ensemble Synaesthesis, Ensemble Adapter, Caput Ensemble, Nordic Affect and a Violin Concerto for Una Sveinbjarnardóttir.
Veronique Vaka is currently writing a new work for the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.
Erlendis, released Mai 25, 2015. Moderna Records. https://modernarecords.bandcamp.com/album/erlendis