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Victoria Walker has performed as a soloist in concerto and recital performances in the UK, Australia, France and Trinidad, and recorded and premiered the cello concerto Roundelay by Stephen Dodgson, which was premiered at the first World Youth Guitar Festival and Bath Guitar Festival commissioned by the National Youth Guitar Ensemble.
Her debut solo album To The Trains, with pianist Daniel Hill, featuring works by Debussy, Martinu and Glazunov was released in 2012 on her own label, Savannah Classic.
Victoria recently performed solo cello on Love Is Where You Are for Peter Howarth’s 2014 album, Evermore – Songs of Love and Inspiration, and latterly collaborated with Joe Carabine for his single When You Were Mine. She also recorded Radiation and When Is It Gonna Rain, new works for solo cello by composer Montgomery Sadler.
Victoria’s further recording experience encompasses albums by Lisa Stansfield and Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, and sessions for London Telefilmonic Orchestra, Urban Soul Orchestra, Nitin Sawhney and Ellie Lawson.
Victoria has performed as Principal ‘Cello with the English Sinfonia (Principal Trial), Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra, London Soloist Chamber Orchestra, Co-Opera Ireland and Sinfonia ViVa.
Further orchestral work includes performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Ballet and Rambert Dance Company, with West End appearances including Guys and Dolls, The Sound of Music, Mahabharata and the premiere of Berlin.
Alongside her solo and orchestral playing, concerts include performances with Nitin Sawhney, Scott Walker, Damon Albarn, Anoushka Shankar, Jarvis Cocker, Natacha Atlas, Natty, Reena Bhardwaj, Rox, Fink, Imogen Heap and Akram Khan.
Victoria is also Artistic Director of Stringing Sisters. To book Stringing Sisters for your session, wedding or event go to: 

 

Victoria is also a passionate educator and has been teaching the cello for nearly 15 years. 

For more info on Victoria's teaching and education work, or to request cello lessons, go to:

London Cello Tutor

 

CREDITS

ORCHESTRAL            

English Sinfonia    Principal (Trial)

Philharmonia Orchestra                                  

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra                

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra           

Rambert Dance Company                                

English National Ballet                                    

Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra    Principal (2005-2007)

London Soloists Chamber Orchestra    Principal (2005-2007)

Sinfonia ViVa    Principal

Brandenburg Sinfonia/Co-Opera Ireland    Principal, Co-Principal

Belmont Ensemble of London   Principal

London Concert Orchestra                               

Johann Strauss Orchestra                               

Milton Keynes City Orchestra                          

Thames Chamber Orchestra                            

Opera Project                                                 

Amici Chamber Orchestra                                 

Glenn Miller Orchestra                                     

Nelson Riddle Orchestra                                  

Wally Fields Jazz Orchestra                               

Orchestra of St. Johns

New London Sinfonia

London Orchestra de Camera

British Concert Orchestra

South Bank Sinfonia

SHOWS (WEST END)           

Sound of Music                                           

Guys and Dolls                                                        

Scott Walker ‘Drifting and Tilting’                         

Mahabharata (Sadler's Wells)   

Berlin                                                                                                           

SESSIONS        

Lisa Stansfield

Peter Howarth

Nitin Sawhney/Get Cape Wear Cape Fly

Heartless Crew

Urban Soul Orchestra

London Telefilmonic Orchestra

Tapestry

SOLO AND RECORDINGS

Solo Recordings:

To The Trains - cello and piano, with Daniel Hill (2012). Debussy Sonata, Martinu Rossini Variations and other works.

Festive Fizz – National Youth Guitar Ensemble (2007).  ‘Roundelay’ for cello and guitar orchestra by Stephen Dodgson (WYGF)                                                 

Concertos:

Stephen Dodgson ‘Roundelay’ for cello and guitar orchestra                                   

National Youth Guitar Ensemble  Guest Soloist (2006-2007)

World premiere, performances @ Bolivar Hall, World Youth Guitar Festival, Bath International Guitar Festival

Saint-Saens Concerto  Southgate Symphony Orchestra

Solo recitals:                                                                                                             

Romanian Cultural Centre, Axminster Festival, Cockermouth Music Society. Recitals in Caspestang and Mailhac, France, Port Douglas, Australia and across Trinidad and Tobago.

CHAMBER        

Savannah Quartet   Recitals and outreach workshops across    Trinidad and Tobago (2009-2011)

Anghiari Quartet/Co-Opera   Rigoletto - Preggio Festival, Italy (2009)

Chalabi Quartet  Weill Prize RNCM - Runner up, Hirsch Prize    RNCM - Runner up, 1995-96. Recitals: Bramhall Music Society, Knutsford Music Society

Freelance: Stringing Sisters, Whitehall Quartet, Palatine Quartet, Tapestry Quartet, L’Inviti Quartet, Status Cymbal, Graffiti Classics, Abraxas Ensemble, ZHL Strings, Regent Quartet