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Victoria Paterson

  • Violinist

Biography

Victoria Paterson regularly performs first violin with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Westchester Philharmonic and Long Island Philharmonic Orchestra. Summer festivals include the Aspen Music Festival, Vail Bravo Festival and the Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival. Victoria’s Broadway credits include Wicked, Sweet Charity, Cabaret, Beauty & the Beast, and Off-Broadway shows I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change and The Thing about Men.

During the 2006-07 season she was proud to be touring with the Barbra Streisand Orchestra throughout the United States and Europe. Past enagements include concertmaster for The Irish Tenors and Associate Concertmaster with Frank Sinatra Jr., Johnny Mathis, Bobby Vinton, Donna Summer and Barry Manilow. Her national Broadway productions include Fiddler on the Roof, Ragtime, Titanic, and Sunset Boulevard, and she has played Concertmaster for the National Tour of Beauty & the Beast, My Fair Lady and West Side Story. Equally comfortable in both the classical and pop arenas, Victoria has performed with such stars as Sarah Brightman, Clay Aiken, YES, The Moody Blues, Dead Can Dance, and the Trans-Syberian Orchestra. She has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, Madison Square Garden, the NBC Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center to Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre–performing for luminaries ranging from Hilary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, P. Diddy to Paris Hilton.

Victoria is the founder of Lumiere Records, Inc., a booming record company that focuses on classical music recordings. Six CDs with the Lumiere String Quartet were released in 2006, and their Classical Wedding Music 2 CD set continues to be one of the top-selling classical albums on Amazon and iTunes. Her additional recording credits include movie soundtracks for The Producers, HBO’s The Next Big Thing, The Thief, Xbox and numerous national television and radio commercials. She has recorded for Harmonia Mundi, New World Records and Mode Records. Victoria studied violin at the Eastman School of Music with Peter Salaff of the Cleveland Quartet while earning her BA in Philosophy at the University of Rochester. She received a MM Degree in Violin Performance from Indiana University. Victoria performs on a violin made by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris, France, circa 1860.

Victoria lives in New York with her husband Robert Paterson, an award-winning composer, and their two-year-old son Dylan.