Biography of Meier Veronika:
Veronika Meier was born in Zürich and studied the guitar initially with Luigi Mariotti. During this
time she had her first meeting with the Argentinian guitar virtuoso Manuel López Ramos, who was to have
a significant impact on the direction of her musical development. She next studied with Konrad Ragossnig
at the Academy of Music in Basel and received fresh inspiration from Óscar Cáceres and Julian Bream.
Veronika Meier then went to live in Mexico City for two years to study at the “Estudio de Arte Guitarrístico”
under its director and original founder López Ramos, with the aim of honing her professional skills. Back
in Europe, she embarked on a broad-ranging solo and chamber music career. Her repertoire embraces
works from the renaissance to contemporary, with special emphasis on twentieth century composers such as
Albéniz, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Granados, Ponce, Moreno Torroba and Villa-Lobos. Veronika Meier has also
championed the works of Swiss composers like Boris Mersson, Frank Martin and Hans Haug. As a result it
rightly fell to her to give the Swiss premiere of Mersson’s Alcibiade in Basel in 2006 and to record its world
premiere for this Guild CD. Over a period of several months staying at the “Fundación Juan Ramón Jiménez”
in Moguer, the poet’s birthplace, she made an in-depth and intensive study of the piece Platero y yo. Veronika
Meier now mainly works and teaches in her home town of Zürich.