Victoria Wolff About Victoria Wolff:

Victoria began studying the cello at age eight with Dorothy Muggeridge in Los Angeles, California. She advanced rapidly and by the age of ten she was the winner of Young Musicians Foundation, Gabor Reijto adjudicating. In the next few years she performed solos with The Long Beach Youth Symphony, won the state finals of the VOCE Chamber Music competition and numerous awards from the annual Bach Festivals, and in 1988 earned five first-place awards from the Southwest Music Festival resulting in a television interview by KCET Channel 13 (Los Angeles) and radio broadcasts of winning performances.

After Victoria's family moved to Corvallis, Oregon, her mother (a professional violinist) drove her every week for lessons in Portland with Hamilton Cheifitz. At the age of 13, Victoria attended Interlochen Arts Camp for a summer and subsequently was offered a scholarship to attend the year-long Academy. Victoria graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy with her high-school diploma in 1991.
During this time Victoria attended The Johannesohn Summer Music camp in Victoria, Canada, where she met Harvey Shapiro, who taught at the Juilliard School. At the age of 16 she auditioned for The Eastman School of Music and The Juilliard School and received scholarships to both. She decided to go to Juilliard and studied with Harvey Shapiro for the next four years. During her time there she served as principle cellist for both The Juilliard Symphony and the The Juilliard Orchestra where she played under the batons of such conductors as Maestros Kurt Masur, Leonard Slatkin, James DePriest. She played for Pierre Boulez in a reading of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, and performed in Carnegie Hall under John Rutter. She also performed solo concerts and recitals regularly throughout her Juilliard years, including a performance of Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations with The Oregon State Chamber Orchestra.

After graduating from The Juilliard School with a Bachelor Degree of Music in 1995, Victoria became a Christian and devoted the next four years to her faith. She attended a Bible school in Anaheim California and then served on campus at The University of Texas at Austin for a Christian outreach and fellowship group. She remained in Austin to continue her education, completing her Doctoral Degree in Music Performance at U.T. Austin. She married Victor Zevallos (a native of Peru) in August 2006, and they have since joyfully welcomed a girl in 2009 and most recently a boy in January of 2014. They have a dog, Diego, and a cat named Teddy who loves sleeping in soft cello cases. Victoria's family recently moved to Corvallis, OR, and they are loving living in the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. As the recipient of a generous grant from the Pastega Family, Victoria is able to offer the unique opportunity of free chamber music coaching to local young people in the Corvallis area.

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