Phoebe Violet, born in San José / Costa Rica in 1988 to Costa Rican mother and British father, began playing the violin at the age of 3. She was admitted in the Children's Orchestra of Costa Rica at the age of 6, and became part of the Chamber Orchestra at the age of 9. This early involvement in an orchestra had an immense effect on the natural approach that Phoebe Violet has in composing. She began writing songs at the age of 13 when learning to play the guitar.
Phoebe Violet moved to Linz / Austria with her family at the age of 14 where she continued her violin studies in the Musikschule der Stadt Linz. She won first prize for the competition Prima La Musica for Upper Austria at the age of 17, followed by several solo concerts in austrian music halls. At the age of 18, she wrote her first piece, a Cadenza to W.A. Mozart's A-Major violin concert that she performed in Bruckner Haus Linz. making this event an awakening to the vast possibilities that the world of composition brings within.
She moved to Vienna / Austria at the age of 18 where she began working as a freelance musician, mainly classical. At 21 she began performing her own songs in different formations, testing genres such as electronic, metal and free jazz. Whilst searching for precision and a general sound aesthetic, she found comfort and ease in the world of composing for string instruments.
With 23 she moved to San Francisco / USA where she explored the world of composition in a more profound way. After an intense autodidactic learning experience of all-in-all 8 months, she decided to return to Vienna where she currently resides.
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.
2006 - 2007 University of Applied Arts, Vienna; class Zaha Hadid
2007 - 2011 Vienna University of Technology
2014 - 2016 University of Vienna