Composer of the Month December 2019: Victoria Bond

Victoria BondInternationally acclaimed composer/conductor Victoria Bond’s compositions have been praised by the New York Times as "powerful, stylistically varied and technically demanding.” Bond’s opera Clara about Clara Schumann received its premiere and 11 performances at the Berlin Philharmonic Easter Festival in Germany in April, 2019. Ms. Bond has composed eight operas, six ballets, two piano concertos and numerous orchestral, chamber, choral and keyboard works. She has been commissioned by American Opera Projects, the Houston and Shanghai Symphony Orchestras, Cleveland and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestras, Michigan Philharmonic, Cassatt String Quartet, Young People’s Chorus, American Ballet Theater, Pennsylvania Ballet and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. A new CD of her chamber works was recently released on the Naxos label, performed by members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Bond holds a Doctorate in orchestral conducting from The Juilliard School. Her music is published by Protone, Subito and Theodore Presser.

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