Victoria Paterson is a violinist in New York City, well-known & loved for her diversity and musicality. Equally comfortable with classical, modern and popular music, she performs everywhere from Carnegie Hall, Birdland, and Madison Square Garden, to Late Night with Seth Meyers, to The Today Show. Among the highlights are Chelsea Clinton's wedding, Pope Benedict XVI, Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, Diane Sawyer, Nancy Pelosi, the Cheif Rabbi of Israel, and more. She is the founder of the Lumiere String Quartet, which performs all over the city and her albums boast top selling classical sales at Amazon and iTunes. Executive Director of the American Modern Ensemble, Victoria is passionate about celebrating her husband's music who is the house composer, Robert Paterson. She also contracts for opera companies including OnSite Opera, American Opera Projects, Prototype, and many others. Her favorite outreach work is performing for Music That Heals at hospitals all around New York City.
Victoria regularly gives masterclasses and lectures about entrepreneurship and the business of music. She teaches at the Eastman School of Music Institute for Music Leadership, in a class entitled Creating & Sustaining An Ensemble. Other schools where she has lectured include The Juilliard School, Cleveland Institute of Music, the New York Youth Symphony, Broadway Backstage, Broadway Inside, and Chamber Music America. Paterson studied at the Eastman School of Music and Indiana University.
She resides in New York City with award-winning husband & composer, Robert Paterson, and their beautiful boy, Dylan.
FILM CREDITS: Smash, The Wiz, The Social Network, The Celebrity Apprentice, The Loft, Nurse Jackie, VH1 Face the Music, Royal Pains, 666 Park Avenue, The Producers, Private Practice, Across the Universe, and So You Think You Can Dance.
TV CREDITS: PBS Special with Lang Lang 2016
PBS Special with Christopher Cross, Michael McDonald, The Beach Boys & Friends 2017
David Letterman, Seth Meyers, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The View, Kelly & Michael, Good Morning America, The Wendy Williams Show, Rachel Ray, The Today Show.
BROADWAY CREDITS: Sunset Boulevard*, Fiddler on the Roof, Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story*, The Addams Family (Concertmaster)*, On the Town, Cinderella, Cabaret, Chicago, Wicked, Beauty & the Beast, Sweet Charity, South Pacific, Porgy & Bess, Young Frankenstein, Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
Off-Broadway credits: Heathers*, The Thing about Men*, Giant, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change.
Tours: Ragtime, Titanic, Sunset Boulevard, Beauty & the Beast and My Fair Lady.
BANDS, SESSIONS & TOURING: Barbra Streisand, A Great Big World, Pink Martini, Joss Stone, Jewel, Philip Philips, Harry Connick Jr, Chris Botti, Rufus Wainwright, Donna Summer, K.D. Lang, Elvis Costello, Sarah Brightman, YES, Todd Rudgren, The Moody Blues, The Three Irish Tenors, Jennifer Lopez, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Wyclef Jean, Stephanie Mills, Jose Feliciano, Marco Antonio Solis, Trans-Syberian Orchestra, Clay Aiken, Barry Manilow, Frank Sinatra Jr., Christopher Cross, Suzanne Vega, Lou Graham, Dead Can Dance, El Divo, Il Volo.
*Denotes chair on Broadway – all others deputy chair/sub