Composer and performer

Veronika Reutz

Photo by Peter Adamik

Veronika Reutz Drobnić is a composer and performer of new music, renowned for her innovative approaches to non-traditional and visual scores, instrumental composition utilizing pre-existing material, and captivating performances encompassing improvisational and performative elements.She has studied at the Music Academy in Zagreb for a year, after which she completed her Bachelor's degree at HDMK Stuttgart under the guidance of mentors such as Martin Schüttler, Jennifer Walshe, and Joanna Bailie. Continuing her pursuit of excellence, she is currently pursuing her Master's degree at HfM Karlsruhe, studying with Markus Hechtle and Wolfgang Rihm. Additionally, Veronika has also expanded her knowledge and expertise through study at the Kunitachi College of Music with Motoharu Kawashima.Throughout her career, Veronika's compositions have garnered international recognition and have been performed at prestigious festivals worldwide. Some notable appearances include IMPULS festival in Germany, Suntory Hall Summer in Japan, Music Biennale Zagreb in Croatia, Oak Bay Festival in Canada, and Agorà Forum & Sounds in Italy, among many others.Her unique artistic vision has earned her numerous scholarships and grants, including the esteemed BW Stipendium grant, ZONTA stipend for best women in music, GdF grant, PROMOS grant and the Deutschlandsstipendium. Veronika has been the recipient of several prestigious prizes, including the Suntory Hall composition competition prize Japan, Oak bay competition Prize Canada, Piazza del Mondo prize Italy and more.Looking ahead, Veronika is poised to collaborate with esteemed ensembles and organizations such as Klangforum Wien, IRK ensemble, Pony Says ensemble, Badisches Staatstheater, GEDOK, and others in 2023. Her upcoming performances promise to captivate audiences with their innovative and evocative musical expressions. Below you can find the full list of upcoming events:

Next Concert dates14.10.2023.
Three thoughts on folk music
HNK Zagreb, Croatia
UNICORN SEES, intermedial, collaborative composition with Klara Mlakar,
for Pony Says ensemble
ZeitGenuss Festival Karlsruhe, Germany
in progress
Hans-Rosbaud-Studio Projekt
in progress
intermedial composition
KNAP, Zagreb, Croatia
Zeitwege Konzert
HfM Karlsruhe
14 1/2 themes for TV advertising for bassoon and live electronics
Zagreb, Croatia
'Metasonata', for clarinet and piano, Zagreb, Croatia
HfM Karlsruhe
Masters degree final concert
HfM Karlsruhe


The Mind-meld



A day in a diary of a fly

"Ought it not to be possible to live differently?" [w/ score]

Score samples