Veronika Krausas

Of Lithuanian heritage, composer Veronika Krausas was born in Australia raised in Canada, and lives in Los Angeles. She has directed, composed for, and produced multi-media events that incorporate her works with dance, acrobatics and video. The Globe & Mail (Toronto) writes “her works, whose organic, lyrical sense of storytelling are supported by a rigid formal elegance, give her audiences a sense that nature’s frozen objects are springing to life.” She was one of 6 composers involved in the acclaimed mobile opera Hopscotch. Her first opera was The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth, that Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times said “Something novel this way comes.” Commissions and performances include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Industry, New York City Opera, Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival, Ensemble musikFabrik, Chicago Architecture Biennial (2016), Piano Spheres for Gloria Cheng and Steven Vanhauwaert, The Vancouver Symphony, ERGO Projects, Esprit Orchestra, Fort Worth Opera, Jacaranda Music, Motion Music, and the Penderecki String Quartet. She is on faculty at the Thornton School of Music at USC in Los Angeles.

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The Industry L.A.Hopscotch10/31/2015 - 11/15/2015

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