Dutch violinist and violist Laura Veeze has reached audiences on three continents as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. She has held Principal Second Violin positions with the Radio Chamber Philharmonic in the Netherlands and with Symphony Nova Scotia in Canada. In addition to her position with the First Violins of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, she is Concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of Edmonton, and Principal Second Violin of the Alberta Baroque Ensemble.
As a chamber musician, Ms. Veeze is a founding member of the Garneau String Quartet, the quartet in residence at MacEwan University Conservatory, where they also direct the Chamber Music Academy. She is a frequent guest artist at festivals such as Music by the Sea, Great Lakes International Summer Music Institute, Summer Solstice Music Festival, Scotia Festival, Musique Royale, New Music Edmonton, Early Music Alberta, and the Acadia Summer Strings Festival.
Passionate about teaching, she has a small studio of violin students and mentors at the National Academy Orchestra and the Orchestre de la Francophonie.
Ms. Veeze also enjoys playing baroque violin and viola. She studied in Amsterdam and New York with Alexander Kerr and Sylvia Rosenberg. Laura is married to ESO Concertmaster Robert Uchida, and they enjoy the wonderful Edmonton community with their children, Marten and Noemi.