Victoria Wolf Lewis enjoys a varied career as a performer and educator based in New York City. Victoria has performed with many orchestras in the United States and abroad including New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, New York City Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Tel Aviv Soloists, and is currently a violinist with the Sarasota Opera Orchestra. She has served as the concertmaster of LoftOpera and is currently the concertmaster of Bare Opera in New York City.
Victoria performed with the Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) in their April 2016 production of Anna Akhmatova: The Heart Is Not Made of Stone at BAM Fisher Theater, of which the NY Times reviewed: “But the real stars are the musicians […] playing rapturous accounts of Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich”. In the fall of 2018 she returned to perform with ERC at The Pershing Square Signature Center in NYC for their production of Because I could not stop: An encounter with Emily Dickinson. Past solo appearances include Vivaldi’s Winter with Orquestra De Camara Galega at the Cidade de Cultura de Galicia in Spain, as well as concerts at the Sale Apollinee of La Fenice in Venice, Italy.
Victoria graduated cum laude from Columbia University where she served as Principal Second Violin of the Columbia University Orchestra for three years and as Assistant Concertmaster during her senior year. She was a recipient of Columbia’s Richard and Brooke Kamin Rapaport Fellowship for summer studies and the Dolan Prize for private musical studies all four years of her undergraduate degree. She has participated in the Keshet Eilon Violin Mastercourse (Israel), Bowdoin International Music Festival (Maine), Banff String and Winds Masterclass (Canada), and Interharmony International Music Festival (Germany). She has collaborated with artists around the world, including Idit Zvi, the Deadalus Quartet, Alan Kay, Eve Wolf, Max Barros and Nathan Chan.
Victoria graduated from the Cleveland Institute of music in 2015 with a Masters of Music in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy, as well as certification of all ten books of the Suzuki Method. She has taught at the Lawrence Eisman Center for Preparatory Studies at Queens College, Saint David’s School, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, the Sato Center for Suzuki Studies at CIM, and she currently maintains an active private studio in NYC. Her own teachers have included Laurie Smukler, Arik Braude, Sheila Fiekowsky, Joan Kwuon, Garrett Fischbach and Bruno Eicher.