Victoria Paterson, Executive Director, Violin
Victoria Paterson is the Executive Director of the Mostly Modern Festival. In addition to directing the festival, Victoria is a violinist in New York City, well-known and beloved for her diversity and musicality.
Equally comfortable with contemporary, classical, and pop music, Victoria performs everywhere from Carnegie Hall, Birdland, and Madison Square Garden, to Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Today Show. Highlights include performing at Chelsea Clinton's wedding, as well as for Pope Benedict XVI, Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, Diane Sawyer, Nancy Pelosi, and the Chief Rabbi of Israel.
Victoria is also the Executive Director of the American Modern Ensemble, and the founder of the Lumiere String Quartet, which performs all over New York City. Her albums are top sellers in the classical genre on Amazon and iTunes, and many of her tracks are in various films, including Social Network, The Loft, and The Secret Life of Pets. She also contracts for opera companies, including On Site Opera, American Opera Projects, Prototype, and many others. Her favorite outreach work is performing for Music That Heals at hospitals all around New York City.
Victoria regularly gives masterclasses and lectures about entrepreneurship and the business of music. She has taught at the Eastman School of Music's Institute for Music Leadership, offering a class entitled Creating & Sustaining An Ensemble. Other schools where she has lectured include The Juilliard School, Cleveland Institute of Music, the New York Youth Symphony, Broadway Backstage, Broadway Inside, and Chamber Music America. Paterson studied at the Eastman School of Music and Indiana University.
She resides in New York City with her award-winning husband and composer, Robert Paterson, and their son, Dylan.
FILM CREDITS: The Secret Life of Pets, Smash, The Wiz, The Social Network, The Celebrity Apprentice, The Loft, Like Father, Nurse Jackie, VH1 Face the Music, Royal Pains, 666 Park Avenue, The Producers, Private Practice, Across the Universe, and So You Think You Can Dance.
TV CREDITS: PBS Special with Lang Lang 2016
PBS Special with Christopher Cross, Michael McDonald, The Beach Boys & Friends 2017
David Letterman, Seth Meyers, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The View, Kelly & Michael, Good Morning America, The Wendy Williams Show, Rachel Ray, The Today Show.
BROADWAY CREDITS: My Fair Lady*, Sunset Boulevard*, Fiddler on the Roof, Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story*, The Addams Family (Concertmaster)*, On the Town, Cinderella, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Cabaret, Chicago, Wicked, Beauty & the Beast, Sweet Charity, South Pacific, Porgy & Bess, Young Frankenstein, Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
Off-Broadway credits: Heathers*, The Thing about Men*, Giant, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change.
Tours: Ragtime, Titanic, Sunset Boulevard, Beauty & the Beast and My Fair Lady.
BANDS, SESSIONS & TOURING: Barbra Streisand, A Great Big World, Pink Martini, Joss Stone, Jewel, Philip Philips, Harry Connick Jr, Chris Botti, Rufus Wainwright, Donna Summer, K.D. Lang, Elvis Costello, Sarah Brightman, YES, Todd Rudgren, The Moody Blues, The Three Irish Tenors, Jennifer Lopez, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Wyclef Jean, Stephanie Mills, Jose Feliciano, Marco Antonio Solis, Trans-Syberian Orchestra, Clay Aiken, Barry Manilow, Frank Sinatra Jr., Christopher Cross, Suzanne Vega, Lou Graham, Dead Can Dance, El Divo, Il Volo.
*Denotes chair on Broadway – all others deputy chair/sub