Vera Beumer (2001) started playing the violin at age seven. From 2010 to 2018 she studied at the University of the Arts Utrecht in the young talent class (Academie Muzikaal Talent) with Liesbeth Ackermans en Chris Duindam. In September 2018, at age 17, Vera started her studies at the Royal College of Music with Daniel Rowland and Gaby Lester. Since 2020 she studies with Gaby Lester and Alina Ibragimova.
Vera is admitted with a scholarship title for the academic year 2021/2022 as an RCM Foundation Scholar. She has also received a scholarship from the Dutch VandenEnde Foundation.
Vera is a passionate chamber musician and orchestral player. From 2016 until 2018 Vera was concertmaster of the Dutch Youth String Orchestra (NJSO). At the Royal College of Music she has lead, co-lead and been principal second violin of several orchestral projects. Since 2021, Vera is a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra. She has performed with the English National Opera, where she was chosen as first violin for the ENO Evolve Scheme, as well as the BBC Philharmonic.
She has won several first prices in national competitions, for instance the Princess Christina Competition and the Dutch Britten Violin competition. She was a first violinist in a string quartet for four years. Over the years, this quartet was coached by Alexander Pavlovsky, first violinist of the Jerusalem string quartet. The quartet also had masterclasses with members of quartets such as Borodin quartet, Pavel Haas quartet and Emerson String quartet, as well as Valentin Erben. In 2019 she won the RCM String Quartet competition with her quartet. During the summer of 2021, she took part in IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music.
Vera plays a 1760 Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi violin kindly on loan from The Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation.