Our Talent

Victoria Bond

Victoria Bond

Conductor

Composer and Conductor, Victoria Bond has written for every medium including opera, orchestra, ballet and chamber music. She is principal guest conductor of Chamber Opera Chicago, and has conducted the Houston, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Richmond, Utah, Albany, Buffalo, Dallas, Honolulu, Wuhan, Hunan and Shanghai Symphonies, the Central Opera in Beijing and Opera Carolina. She has recorded with the Shanghai Symphony and The Cleveland Chamber Symphony and has served as Music Director of the Roanoke Symphony, Opera Roanoke, The Bel Canto Opera, Harrisburg Opera and the New Amsterdam Symphony, and as Music Advisor of the Wuhan Symphony in China.

The first woman to be awarded a doctorate in orchestral conducting from the Juilliard School, Bond worked with Roger Sessions, Pierre Boulez, Sixten Ehrling, Jean Morel, and Herbert von Karajan. Born into a family of professional musicians, Victoria Bond began her formal training at the Mannes School of Music, where she studied piano with Nadia Reisenberg. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California where she studied composition with Ingolf Dahl. She has Honorary Doctorates from Hollins College, Roanoke College and Washington & Lee University.

She is the President and Artistic Director of Welltone New Music, Inc. and produces Cutting Edge Concerts. This new music series at Symphony Space in New York presents living composers in conversation together with performances of their music by the Cutting Edge Ensemble. Victoria Bond has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal and on the NBC Today Show, featured in People Magazine, The East Hampton Star, The Southampton Press and in the New York Times.

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