First Violin Veronica Marziano
When did you join the RSNO?
Where are you from?
I’m from Warsaw, Poland but I’ve spent my early childhood in Caracas, Venezuela.
Where did you study?
I studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London
What do you enjoy most about being in the RSNO?
What I enjoy most is working with this lovely and talented group of people; being able to make beautiful music in such a friendly environment is a privilege. I also enjoy the wide range of work that we do – from big symphonic pieces, film music to recordings and touring.
Tell us your favourite RSNO story/memory so far.
I really enjoyed this year’s European tour when I was still on trial. The combination of gorgeous repertoire, visiting stunning cities and the pure fun of tour life made it a memorable experience, I’m looking forward to many more!
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not playing with the Orchestra?
I quite like spending time in nature. I’ve only just moved to Glasgow so I also enjoy strolling around the West End and discovering new favourite places, vintage shops, cafes etc.
If you could have dinner with anyone (alive or dead) who would it be, and why?
I would love to have dinner with John Williams, even better if it was on our birthday since we celebrate it on the same day! I’d be very curious to hear about his long career delivering some of the most iconic and memorable film scores.
You’re stranded on a desert island. You’re allowed 3 CDs and 1 book. What would they be, and why?
It’s impossible to choose! I’d definitely have to include Mahler’s symphonies, some latin jazz and perhaps ABBA? As for the book, I’ve recently been exploring Wisława Szymborska’s poetry so the collection of her complete works would certainly keep my mind occupied and well nourished.