Victoria Bond


"Internationally acclaimed composer/conductor Victoria Bond’s compositions have been praised by the New York Times as ""powerful, stylistically varied and technically demanding,"" and her conducting has been called “impassioned” by the Wall Street Journal and “full of energy and fervor” by the New York Times.

Bond’s opera, Clara, about the 19th century composer and pianist Clara Schumann will premiere in April 2019 as part of the Berlin Philharmonic’s Easter Festival at the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden Germany. Her Hanukkah opera The Miracle of Light, commissioned by The Young People’s Chorus of New York City was premiered by Chamber Opera Chicago in 2016 with a subsequent performance in 2017, and her opera-in-progress, The Adventures of Gulliver, was awarded an Opera America Commissioning Grant, and received a workshop production by American Opera Projects in 2017.

Victoria Bond’s most recent CD, Soul of a Nation: Portraits of Presidential Character, features soloists from the Chicago and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestras. Released on Albany Records in 2018, each of the four works include narration taken from the president’s own words. An album of Bond’s chamber music will be released in 2019 on Naxos with performances by musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Her music has also been recorded on the Koch International, GEGA, Protone, and Family Classic labels.

Recent performance highlights include Bond’s opera Mrs. President by Rochester Lyric Opera, The Reluctant Moses, commissioned and premiered by the Choral Society of the Hamptons, How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place commissioned by Soli Deo Gloria Music Foundation and premiered by the combined choirs of St. John the Divine and Temple Emanuel in New York, (also performed at Carnegie Hall in 2018) and the premiere of The Voice of Water by Sybarite5 on Ms. Bond’s Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival in 2018.

Bond has composed eight operas, six ballets, two piano concertos and numerous orchestral, chamber, choral and keyboard compositions. She has been commissioned by ensembles including the Houston and Shanghai Symphony Orchestras, Cleveland and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestras, Michigan Philharmonic, Schola Cantorum Guido Aretinus (Italy), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Soli Deo Gloria Music Foundation, American Opera Projects, Young Peoples’ Chorus of New York City, Manhattan Choral Ensemble, Choral Society of the Hamptons, American Ballet Theater, Pennsylvania Ballet, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Her compositions have been performed by the Dallas Symphony, New York City Opera, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Anchorage Opera, Irish National Orchestra (RTE), Shanghai Symphony and members of the New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony, among others."

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