Carmen Vanderveken is a young Canadian composer of French and Brazilian origins. Through the creation of musical and audiovisual works, she strives to express a sense of theatricality where the intimate meets the eccentric. As a resident composer, her works have been performed by various chamber music ensembles in Canada and in the Netherlands (Nieuw Ensemble, Pentaèdre, Paramirabo, Musique Avenir, Montreal Piano Duo). Her artistic practice also extends beyond musical composition, most notably into video art. She has directed short films that, in turn, combine dance, theatre and music. These have been presented to several festivals such as the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois and the Delete TV Festival in Amsterdam. Having recently completed her Bachelor's degree in Composition at the Conservatory of Montreal under Michel Gonneville, she is currently pursuing a Master's Degree at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Richard Ayres, with the support of the Fonds de recherche québécois en sciences humaines et culture and the Canada Council for the Arts. Her work has received recognition from the SOCAN Foundation for young composers, the Montreal Music Conservatory Foundation, the McAbbie Foundation and the Réseau intercollégial des activités socioculturelles du Québec. She has also received support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Vidéographe Centre and the Jeunes Volontaires program.