About the Artist

Biography

Victoria began her musical journey at the age of 8 studying both flute and piano. By age 14 she had achieved grade 8 on the flute. Victoria is an accomplished musician having held the position of Bristol City Wait and became the official minstrel for the Mayor of Bristol for a year. During this time she performed in the Colston Hall, St George's and the Lord Mayor's Chapel. By age 15 she had gained a place in Bristol Pre-Conservatoire and a seat in the Bristol School's Philharmonia Orchestra, where she progressed to principal flute within a year. Victoria has also previously been invited to play with the Orchestra of the Swan.

Currently studying performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, she has learnt under Susan Milan, Fiona Kelly and Christopher Green. Victoria is part of numerous ensembles, including the Wren Trio, Lumos Duo, Flute and Harp Duo and is also part of the Cinematic Syncopations Orchestra.

Awards:

September 2017 - Awarded the Nora Kilip trophy for Music

October 2014 - The Diana Lee Prize for a Woodwind Player

2014, 2015 and 2016 - Awarded music prize from Colston’s Girls’ School

Competitions:

March 2016 - Thornbury Eisteddfod winner of 15 – 17 year old woodwind

April 2016  - Reached the Two Moors Competition final

October 2015 - Woodwind winner BCCS Interhouse Music Competition open final

March 2012 - Bristol Festival of Music, Ensemble, First Place with Distinction

Teaching

I am currently studying flute at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and am entering into the final year of the BMus course. This means that I am largely based around the Greenwich area but I take students from any part of London. I am a friendly, hardworking and creative individual with a passion for all things music. I enjoy all genres and can play and teach anything from contemporary to Baroque and also regularly play other instruments in the flute family (Piccolo, Alto flute and Bansuri).


From a young age, I was involved with teaching others and sharing my love for music, leading flute ensembles at my school and helping younger students with their studies. I then went on to work in a primary school as a lunch time supervisor and have volunteered in church primary groups.

Last year, I participated in a collaborative arts projects in a local special needs secondary school. I went in once a week to work with them on their music and creative skills which culminated in a performance at the end of the term.

I have also got experience teaching one-to-one private tuition with varying ages of student and previously entered students for ABRSM exams in which they attained very high grades.

I am an encouraging and enthusiastic person and love to see the progress that students make each week. I will help my students set achievable goals and devise plans on how to get them there in creative and enjoyable ways. Using their strengths I will tailor the lessons to the individual's needs and teach in the style that best suits them, whether it's through graded exams, new activities, extended techniques or playing folk for fun!

 

London E14

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