Born in the south of Germany, Verena Schweizer began the violin at the age of 8 and switched to the viola at 14. She won numerous prizes at the Youth Music Competitions as solo viola, as well as in string trio, with her sister and brother, and in quartet, with which she won a Second Prize at the European Competition in The Hague.
She studied with Nobuko Imai in Detmold and Rainer Moog in Cologne. At the same time, she took chamber music lessons with the Vermeer, Alban Berg and Brandis quartets. She plays with the Detmold and Munich Chamber Orchestras as well as with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra under the baton of Claudio Abbado.
In 1998, she joined the OSR and performs regularly in various chamber music ensembles including the Amadeus Piano Quartet and the Ensemble D-cadences.