Victoria Paterson, Violin
A violinist in great demand for her musicality and diversity, Victoria Paterson is Executive Director of the American Modern Ensemble. Equally comfortable with classical and popular music, she performs everywhere from Carnegie Hall, Birdland and Madison Square Garden to the Late Night with David Letterman and The Today Show. She played for Chelsea Clinton's wedding and performs for luminaries ranging from Michelle Obama, Diane Sawyer and Nancy Pelosi to Sean Combs and Jennifer Lopez. She is the founder of the Lumiere String Quartet which performs regularly, and her recordings boast top selling classical sales on Amazon and itunes. Founder of the American Modern Ensemble, Victoria is passionate about celebrating American music and American composers. She is professor of violin at Western Connecticut State University and summers in Estes Park, CO at the Rocky Ridge Music Center, where she is also on faculty.
Film and television credits include Smash, The Social Network, The Celebrity Apprentice, Nurse Jackie, and So You Think You Can Dance. Victoria's Broadway credits include The Addams Family (Concertmaster), West Side Story, Wicked, Cinderella, Cabaret, South Pacific, and Porgy & Bess. Off-Broadway shows include Giant, The Thing about Men, and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Her favorite national & international tours: Barbra Streisand, Fiddler on the Roof, Ragtime, Titanic, Sunset Boulevard, and My Fair Lady. Memorable engagements include: Pink Martini, Jewel, K.D. Lang, Joss Stone, YES, Chris Botti, Harry Connick Jr, and Pope Benedict XVI.
For more information, visit Victoria's site.