Phoebe Violet is multifaceted artist, mainly a violinist, singer and composer. She was born in Costa Rica to Costa Rican mother and British father, and 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 Linz / 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. After moving to Vienna at the age of 18, 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, Synchron Stage 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)
I see myself as a performer. Music has been the art that has engaged most of my time, violin being part of my life since I can remember. I am very visually driven and am therefore very interested in Visual Arts such as painting and Architecture. My approach to almost everything I do is autodidactic. My main aim through any kind of art is to communicate and understand emotions in a rational way that is necessary to get through to one’s individual authenticity.
MUSIC // Releases:
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 - 14)
Guitar lessons (age 13 - 14)
Singing lessons since 2019 with Oliver Wejwar.
2006 - 2007 University of Applied Arts, Vienna; class Zaha Hadid
2007 - 2011, since 2019 Vienna University of Technology
2014 - 2016 University of Vienna