Roberta Verna - violin
Roberta Verna (1998) comes from a family of musicians and began the violin at the age of 5 years. Early on she came as a junior student to the Pre-College of the University of Music Würzburg in the class of Max Speermann, whose pupil she was 11 years. From 2015 to 2017 she also studied with Prof Daniel Daniel Gaede at the Nuremberg University of Music, since May 2017 she is being trained by Prof.Herwig Zack at the HfM Würzburg. She is a multiple winner of the "Jugend Musiziert" competition at national and federal level with special awards and received the special prize of the mayor of the city of Baden Baden in the context of the Carl Flesch Academy in 2016. She was a finalist and received the Audience Award at the 8th International Competition the Youth 2015 in Oldenburg 2015 the Hofmeister Prize at the 15th international competition Queen Sophie Charlotte 2015 in Mirow 2016 she was awarded the Margot Müller Prize of the City of Würzburg and in April 2017 she won the 1st Prize and Audience Award of the Inge Murjahn Competition.
The city of Würzburg awarded her the city's Culture Prize in 2017. In 2019, she and her brother received the Prize for Music and Culture from the Lion Club De Leone Würzburg.
Roberta Verna can already draw on a lively solo concert activity at home and abroad and visited masterclasses with Ivry Gitlis, Saschko Gavrillow, Gil Shaham, Pierre Amoyal, Bernd Gellermann, Leonid Kerbel, Anke Dill, Herwig Zack, Roland Daugereil, Mistislav Slezer, Natalia Prischepenko and Lihay Bendayan.
Even as a chamber and orchestra musician is a sought-after artist. She was a concertmaster of the BLJO (Bavarian State Youth Orchestra), and was involved in working phases under the direction of Mariss Jansons, Jonathan Nott, Daniel Harding and Sebstian Tewinkel.
Roberta Verna is a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra and since 2018 a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and has worked with Vladimir Jurowsky and Lorenzo Viotti with the soloists Liza Batiashvili and Pierre Laurent Aimard.
She was invited by EPOS, the European Philharmonic of Switzerland, to perform at the Montreaux Festival in September 2018 with, among others, Charles Dutoit and Martha Argerich and at the Song Festival in St. Moritz.
Chamber music courses of the BLJO in Amberg and the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio, resulting in two recordings that were broadcast in BR Klassik. The Kronberg Academy and several times at the International Chamber Music Course & Festival in Belgium "MUSICA MUNDI" in cooperation with Ivry Gitlis, Alexandra Soumm, Leonid Kerbel, Itamar Golan and others gave her additional impetus.
As the winner of the 25th Competition of the German Musical Instrument Fund, Roberta Verna plays a violin by Antonio Stradivari Cremona 1703, which is provided by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.
From next season Roberta will be a member of the orchestral academy of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.