Member Volante Strings
Victoria begin playing the violin through Dudley Schools’ Music Service at the age of nine; learning with Linda Fowler and then Kenneth Farmer.
During this time she played in and lead many groups, including the Dudley Schools’ Symphony Orchestra, and was a first violinist in the the Midland Youth Orchestra, predecessor to the CBSO Youth Orchestra.
She went on to study for a Bachelor of Music degree at King’s College, University of London; studying violin with Gerhard Schmidt at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama during her degree course. During this time Victoria was co-principal of the University of London Orchestra and violinist with various King’s College ensembles including the college main orchestra, as well as the highly regarded Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra.
Victoria now performs violin extensively on an amateur and professional basis in a number of regional orchestras and ensembles, including as leader of the Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra; first violinist and occasional leader of the acclaimed new Bromsgrove based Orchestra of St John; and working regularly as a founder member of The Kings String Quartet.
When not playing her violin, Victoria is busy leading the human resources and organisational development function for Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils as HR Service Manager; working as Director Trustee of The Villages Academy Trust in Worcester; and enjoys spending spare time with her family.