Véronique Elling is a graduated actress and concert singer. She has been singing and performing in numerous music and theater projects for 20 years. In addition, she designs, writes and directs her own stage programs.
After her musical education at the conservatory of her hometown Montpellier, she studied literature and theater up to her bachelor’s degree and completed her acting studies in Hamburg.
Since then she has performed on many international stages, including Paris, Avignon, Lyon, Brussels, Cologne, Heidelberg, Berlin, Hamburg, Zagreb, Tehran, Beirut and in Brazil. Her characteristic authenticity and extraordinary versatility have made her an artistic explorer of boundaries. She has performed Shakespeare and Jelinek, sung Verdi and Led Zeppelin, staged Schiller and performance acts.
Since 2012, she has dedicated herself to French chanson with her quartet Elling&Band, at times in true passionate style with virtuoso button accordion, at other times sensitively carried by piano and cello. The ensemble plays music from a repertoire of over 100 chansons by Piaf, Brel, Aznavour, Gréco, Barbara etc., as well as numerous own compositions.
With her in 2017 written “Marseillaise de l’Espoir”, a new peaceful version of the French national anthem, she made a strong statement against violence and was able to win over the French President Emmanuel Macron and the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
In 2020, she and her partner, pianist Henrik Giese, released the jointly composed concept album Opus1 – dedicated to their deceased son Victor.
Furthermore, Véronique Elling has been a lecturer in the professional training of actors and singers for 15 years.