About

Phoebe Violet is a violinist, singer and composer. The Costa Rican artist has lived in Austria since 2002. Her musical career began at the age of 3 when she started to learn violin at the Instituto Nacional de la Musical de Costa Rica (formerly Programa Juvenil of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional). As part of this musical education she also received piano lessons and was a member of the youth choir and several ensembles of the institute, not least the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil with which she toured the USA twice. Having arrived in Austria, she first took lessons at the Music School in Linz with Wolfhart Schuster and Marcus Wall. She won first prize at the Prima la Music Competition and played numerous concerts as a young soloist, including the world premiere of Thomas Mandel's work "Ipop Ne" for violin and orchestra in the Brucknerhaus Linz. She decided not to study music and studied architecture before devoting herself full-time to music. She has been working as a freelance artist in Vienna for over 15 years, mainly in the field of classical and cross-over music, and has so far worked with artists and ensembles such as MozuluArt, Serj Tankan, Fritz Novotny, Martin Spitzer, Lukas Kranzelbinder, Vienna Jeunesse Orchestra, Synchronstage Vienna, and others. An artist who is always rediscovering herself, Phoebe Violet also deals with different compositional techniques, an art she taught herself autodidactically. Her talent, musical instinct, endless energy and infectious passion are among her greatest strengths.
(Text: Emily Stewart)

Her first single Me Voy (recorded, mixed and mastered in Faultline Studios, San Francisco / USA) was released in 2013. Her first album The Rhythm of my Soul was released in 2014. Her latest EP album was released in 2019. Both album where released under her own label eyehear.
 

EDUCATION:  

Violin lessons (age 3 - 19) with Mercedes Moreno, Guido Calvo, Wolfhart Schuster, Marcus Wall 
Ballet (age 4 - 14), Modern Dance (age 8 - 14) 
Choir (age 4 - 9) 
Piano lessons (age 6 - 9) 
Painting lessons (age 7 - 18) 
Guitar lessons (age 13 - 14) 
Singing lessons since 2019 with Oliver Wejwar.  

Architecture:   
2006 - 2007   University of Applied Arts, Vienna; class Zaha Hadid 
2007 - 2011, since 2019   Vienna University of Technology 

Sociology  
2014 - 2016   University of Vienna