Since her solo debut with the Manhattan Chamber Symphony at age 17, violist Victoria Voronyansky has distinguished herself as a recitalist, chamber musician, educator, and published author. She has appeared in major concert halls throughout the United States and Europe, including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Weill Recital Hall, and collaborated with Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, and Gil Shaham.
Recent highlights included performances at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, Madison Square Garden in New York City, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and solo appearances the United Kingdom and France. Her performance of the viola arrangement of the first violin sonata by Bach was broadcast on the National Radio of Finland, and her solo debut with the Manhattan Chamber Symphony of Hans Sitt’s Concertpiece was broadcast on WQXR radio station in New York as part of Robert Sherman’s Young Artists Showcase.

She was also featured on the Israeli television as part of the Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program, and in broadcasts on National Public Radio. A founding member of the Acacia String Quartet, Victoria was selected to participate in Isaac Stern’s Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall. The quartet won The Bärenreiter Urtext Prize in the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and the Young Artists International Competition, and performed live on WQXR in New York.

 

She also performed with the International Sejong Soloists when the group was featured as ensemble in residence at the Aspen Music Festival. Among her other chamber music credits are performances with The Perlman Chamber Players, an ensemble led by Itzhak Perlman, in the Mostly Mozart series at Lincoln Center, and as a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and Taos Chamber Music Festival.

Deeply involved in the field of education, Victoria designed a unique curriculum and taught an innovative course at the Juilliard School on performance and recording entitled "Recording Project". The curriculum guided young violists, individually and as a group through the process of exploration and enhancement of their playing by using reflective listening and analysis techniques designed by Victoria, and taught by her during the course, which was made possible through Garett Albert Special Fund at The Juilliard School. In addition to this course, Victoria has given numerous presentations on topics ranging from injury prevention to physics of sound at Juilliard, which led to her first publication in the Journal of the American Viola Society. Victoria also served as a member of the violin and viola faculty at Mannes College of Music. She continues to teach privately, and conducts long distance viola performance courses online. Students she has taught have gone on to major orchestras and conservatories, and current students hold principal positions in regional orchestras and are active in supporting their community by performing for charitable causes. Her other teaching credits include a fellowship with The Perlman Music Program and teaching at Les Rencontres Musicales Internationales des Graves Festival in Bordeaux, France.

She was a recipient of the Edward J. Noble Educational Fellowship at The Juilliard School, and was subsequently presented with Blanchette Rockefeller and Henry Alderman Trust Awards. Victoria studied viola with Heidi Castleman, Cynthia Phelps, and Pinchas Zuckerman, and chamber music with members of the Juilliard and American String Quartets, Felix Galimir and Isaac Stern. She holds a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School.

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