Veronika Afanassieva, Violin, was born and raised in Novosibirsk. She started playing the violin at the age of seven and studied over the next several years with Arnold Kobyliansky, Alexei Kiselev and Marc Meinbach, earning an MM degree at the Gnesins’ Russian Academy of Music in Moscow, Russia.
Veronika is a founding member of the Veronika String Quartet, which started its career in 1989 under the tutelage of Borodin String Quartet cellist Valentin Berlinsky. After moving to the US, she continued her violin studies with Ralph Evans and Kurt Sassmannshaus. She also studied chamber music with Henry W. Meyer and members of the Fine Arts Quartet. Veronika was an artist-in-residence at CSU-Pueblo from 1999 to 2011. She has also additionally managed to have an extensive group of private students.