“…a dazzling violinist…” in the words of Herman Trotter (High Fidelity Magazine) – Veronika Schreiber-Kadlubkiewicz graduated with highest honors from the Warsaw Academy of Music in Poland and continued her studies in the USA with Henryk Szeryng, Roman Totenberg and Paul Zukofsky. She was a finalist of the Alberto Curci Competition in Naples, Italy, and received a special award from the Rockefeller Competition for Excellence in American Music in Washington D.C.
Ms. Schreiber-Kadlubkiewicz has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in the USA, Poland, Italy, and Spain. She has frequently performed at Marlboro Music, Bach Aria Festival, Monadnock Music, Estate di Radicondoli, Musica Electronica Nova, and Warsaw Autumn Festival among others. Formerly concertmaster of the Polish Chamber Orchestra, Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria, and the New Hampshire Symphony; Veronika Schreiber-Kadlubkiewicz has also played with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the New England Camerata.
She taught violin and chamber music at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Smith College, and Amherst College.
Concerned with children’s music education, she has created programs for young audiences which have been presented in Italy, Poland, and France. She was a member of the jury of the Tibor Varga Competition in Switzerland and artistic director of the Viva Bach Festival in Portugal (www.vivabach.pt). Ms. Schreiber-Kadlubkiewicz has recorded for Gasparo and CRI labels, Polish Radio, and WDR in Germany.
« …a great artist… »
Henryk Szeryng, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
« …Her performance of Berg’s Chamber Concerto was not only perfection itself, but stands apart as the most eloquent performance of this difficult work I have yet heard… »
Morton Feldman, Buffalo, NY
« …she possesses temperament, the ability to evoke many contrasting moods, and a wide range of tone colors… »
Magil, American Record Guide
« …delicate and perceptive warmth of expression… » »…effortlessly detailing each nuance of phrasing… »
Catherine Nelson, Strad, London
« …Intense interpretation, profoundly vital, in perfect harmony with Mozart’s spirit… » « …authentic revelation… »
Rafael Nebot, La Provincia, Spain
« …distinct expression, impeccable sound, and technique … »
Krzysztof Baculewski, Studio, Poland
« …a striding violinist with formidable modern technique, an extraordinary ear for intonation and a load of dramatic projection… » John Dwyer, Buffalo Evening News
Schreiber Violin Masterclass 2015:
For me, this masterclass week was an unforgettable experience from both a musical and personal perspective. Veronika’s teaching, delivered through individual lessons and masterclasses, provided an eye-opening approach to the music of Bach which developed my awareness of the way a violin’s sound fills a performance space. This new concept transformed my understanding of the music we were working on and is applicable to all solo violin music: in this way, I gained a new musical approach from the masterclass. Every lesson was both inspiring and encouraging, enabling me to refocus my attitude toward practicing and Veronika’s carefully prescribed studies have continued to improve my technique long after the end of the masterclass.
This being said, the incredible musical experience formed only part of a wonderful week which was made especially memorable by the brilliant hospitality of Veronika and Arnaud. Throughout the week the atmosphere was warm and welcoming and mealtimes had an almost family-like feel as everyone sat outside together. During these mealtimes, it was fascinating to hear about the experiences of the other students who had traveled from across the world and there was much to learn from what each had to contribute. The Schreiber masterclass was in my eyes an utterly unforgettable and completely positive adventure.
- Rebecca Howell
From the first email exchange, I knew I wanted to work with Veronika. The moment I walked off the train in Montbard, I knew I had made the right choice applying for the program. The environment was perfect for focusing on music, making new friendships, and gaining performance confidence. Veronika was warm and inviting and found a way to ensure everyone learned the skills they needed to improve their individual playing.
Veronika helped me rediscover the confidence I had lost, helped me believe in myself, and helped me grow as an artist in ways that I will forever be grateful for.
This was the best musical experience I have had in a long time.
Thank you, Veronika, for inviting me to join you on your path for an experience in my musical journey.
- Christina Barry
I attended Schreiber Masterclass in May/June 2015 at a tranquil and beautiful part of Burgundy – Bussy Le Grand. The focus of the individual lessons and public masterclasses was the music of J.S. Bach the Solo Sonatas and Partitas. I came with a hope to rekindle my passion for Bach’s music and rejuvenate my playing; to get a spark back into what has become a routine in playing symphonic repertoire and teaching violin.
Veronika’s approach to first addressing technical issues was refreshing although challenging. My apprehension and insecurities were soon dissipated with her nurturing yet disciplined approach. She has a wealth of knowledge, performing experience, and a deep understanding of technical nuances. She shared this in an individualized way, tailoring her instructions to each participant’s stage of development and priorities. My left hand became alive again, and the double-stopping and chords in Bach’s rich polyphony became easier to execute. Veronika also challenged my listening and phrasing in the context of medieval church acoustics where some of the masterclasses and the final participants’ concerts were held. The intensive work expected of participants was supported by a wonderful, tranquil environment, optional morning Qi Gong exercise, delicious meals, and sightseeing of historical treasures of the region, which has further enriched my experience. I gained back my confidence and motivation to keep music alive in me. It was a very special, magical experience. Thank you, Veronika!”
- Hanna Krasnodebska
As a former student of many years, I am grateful for having had the opportunity to study under Veronika Schreiber-Kadlubkiewicz. Her high expectations of her students are at once inspiring and intimidating; it was her belief in me that drove me to become a better violinist and musician. She has a gift for explaining the intricacies of violin technique succinctly and every etude that she prescribes is carefully and deliberately chosen for its pedagogical value. Yet her greatest strength is her warm honesty, always delivered with a smile, always insightful even when it is not what I, as a prideful artist, wanted to hear. Inevitably, however, it was always exactly what I needed to hear and, when combined with her talent as an educator, brought out the very best in me.
- Paul Garaud
She has a habit of going above & beyond for her students and an innate gift for helping them find their unique voice through the violin. I’ll always cherish my years with her and the way I grew as a musician & person through her. Veronica is a woman with a great heart who brings out the BEST in her students.
- Christine Lin
Veronika, c’est la puissance, la tension et la délicatesse dans un seul mouvement ! Elle joue Bach comme d’autres respirent et quand elle interprète Bartok, c’est nous qui suspendons notre souffle…
(Veronika, it is power, tension, and delicacy in a single movement! She plays Bach as others breathe and when she plays Bartok, we are the ones who hold our breath…)
Daniel Malbert, French Cultural Institue Cologne, Germany