Victoria Bond leads a multifaceted career as composer, conductor, lecturer, and artistic director of Cutting Edge Concerts. Her 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.
Ms. Bond has composed eight operas, six ballets, two piano concertos and 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, Cassatt String Quartet, 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.
Victoria Bond is principal guest conductor of Chamber Opera, Chicago, a position she has held since 2008. Following her graduation from The Juilliard School, she was selected by Andre Previn for the Exxon/Arts Endowment Conductor position with the Pittsburgh Symphony. She has served as assistant conductor of New York City Opera under Beverly Sills, and was music director and conductor of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, artistic director of Harrisburg Opera, Opera Roanoke, and Bel Canto Opera Company in New York, and artistic advisor of The Wuhan Symphony in China.
Biography taken from composer’s website.
Photo: Anna Ablogina