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Victoria Miskolczy

associate principal viola

Australian-born Victoria Miskolczy has been associate principal viola of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra since 1989 and is a member of the Capitol Ensemble. She has also performed at the Ojai, Oregon Bach and Mostly Mozart festivals; in the Hollywood, Sydney (Australia), Pacific and Pasadena symphonies and with the Long Beach Orchestra. Her many local chamber music credits include performances with the Capitol Ensemble, the South Bay Chamber Music Society, Pacific Serenades, Camerata Pacifica and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at musicales and on its Baroque Conversations and Westside Connections series.

With the Capitol Ensemble, Victoria has performed frequently on KMZT’s Sundays Live series from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has also performed solo recitals throughout Australia (two of which were broadcast on national radio, ABC-FM) and has performed solo recitals throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to her orchestral, chamber and solo work, Victoria is a commercial musician and has played on hundreds of motion picture soundtrack scores for composers such as John Williams, James Horner and Jerry Goldsmith and on recordings with such popular artists as Barbra Streisand, Madonna and Michael Jackson.

Victoria has also been a part-time faculty member at the University of Southern California. She has studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Music Academy of the West, the International Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, the University of Michigan and the University of Southern California. Victoria was a prizewinner in the 1988 Lionel Tertis International Viola Festival and Workshop at the Isle of Man and a finalist in the 1987 American String Teachers Association Competition. Her teachers have included Donald McInnes, Karen Tuttle, Raphael Hillyer and Alex Todicescu.

Victoria Miskolczy

photo Michael Miller