A native of Brooklyn, NY, Liam Veuve began playing the cello at the age of six at the School for Strings in New York City. Mr. Veuve has performed in a wide array of settings, including orchestral and chamber music in Carnegie Hall, a solo performance in Avery Fisher Hall, and tours across North and South America and Europe. He has performed in solo and chamber music master classes with renowned artists such as Timothy Eddy, Bonnie Hampton, Ani Kavafian, Yehuda Hanani, Vivian Weilerstein, and Peter Salaff, as well as with members of the Emerson and Juilliard String Quartets. Mr. Veuve was selected as a fellow of the Louis Moreau Institute, which held its first two seasons in New Orleans in 2015 and 2016. He regularly appears as a guest artist with the Taconic Chamber Players, and his past concert engagements include the Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society, Manchester Music Festival, the Canyonlands New Music Ensemble, the North Jersey Chamber Music Society, among others. Mr. Veuve currently serves as cello faculty at the United Nations International School.
Mr. Veuve was a founding member of the Puck Quartet, which gave the New York premiere of Stephen Prutsman’s score to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari in a sold-out performance at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. The quartet gave the inaugural concert of the Garth Newel Emerging Artist series in Virginia and returned for a second season to the Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society in Rhinebeck, New York. In previous years, the Puck Quartet was invited to perform in the St. Lawrence String Quartet Institute’s International Showcase at Bing Concert Hall in Palo Alto, CA, and was one of four quartets hand-picked by Robert Mann to participate in the Robert Mann String Quartet Institute at the Manhattan School of Music. Supported by an award from the Marx Family Foundation, Puck Quartet gave the world premiere performance of “Ascension”, a new work by composer Jason Eckardt.
As an orchestral musician, Mr. Veuve has worked under the baton of conductors such as Giancarlo Guerrero, Carlos Miguel Prieto, and Benjamin Zander, among others. He has held the principal cello position in the Purchase Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, and YOA Orchestra of the Americas, a touring orchestral festival whose mission is to bring classical music to underexposed areas and communities as a catalyst for social change. Recent studio projects include recording music for producer Alvaro Domingo’s feature film, “The Bohemians,” based on Puccini’s “La Bohéme,” and a collaboration with the Nouveau Classical Project.
In addition to his performing activities, Mr. Veuve is dedicated to music education and outreach. He has held a faculty position at the Mahanaim School in Huntington NY, and an Assistant Faculty/Chamber Music Coach position at the Manhattan in the Mountains Festival in Hunter, NY. Mr. Veuve completed Suzuki teacher training with Dr. Melissa Kraut at the Cleveland Institute of Music and is a certified Suzuki instructor. Mr. Veuve holds a BA from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, with a concentration in music, language and philosophy. His primary teacher was Astrid Schween of the Juilliard Quartet. He received his MM in cello performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying under the tutelage of Richard Weiss and Merry Peckham. Most recently, he completed a post-graduate Artist Diploma at SUNY Purchase, studying with Julia Lichten. He performs on a cello made in 2008 by Nathan Slobodkin.