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Victoria Puttock - Classical saxophonist


Classical saxophonist Victoria Puttock has recently graduated with distinction from the Royal College of Music where she gained a Masters of Performance degree whilst studying with Kyle Horch. In 2013 she gained a first class honours degree from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where she studied under Melanie Henry and Gerard McChrystal. She was supported in her studies by the Royal College of Music - Soirée d’Or Award and an Ian Evan Lombe Award, the Countess of Munster, the Seary Trust, the Sir Richard Stapley Trust, the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Society, the Women’s Career foundation and the Wolfson foundation.

During her studies Victoria has participated in masterclasses with renowned saxophonists including Arno Bornkamp, Vincent David, Lars Mlekusch, Jonathan Rautiola, Mario Marzi, and Antonio Belijar. She is accomplished in classical, jazz and contemporary performance both as a soloist and ensemble player and was delighted to recently win the 2015 Jane Melber RCM Saxophone competition.

Victoria made her debut concerto in 2009 with Jacques Ibert’s Concertino da Camera and has since gone on to perform many others, including Henri Tomasi’s Concerto for Saxophone in the final of the prestigious Trinity Laban Concerto Competition, the Tomasi Ballade with full saxophone choir and Glazunov’s Concerto for Saxophone. Other solo performances include a recital at the Royal Albert Hall - Elgar room, the first live performance of Mornwoods by Ian Stewart, a classical recital at the V&A museum, a contemporary recital at the National Maritime Museum and a recital at the Winchester Music Festival.

Alongside her solo appearances Victoria is also an active chamber musician and has worked with a wide range of ensembles including the London Sinfonietta Academy 2014, the London Philharmonic Orchestra (Future Firsts Scheme) and the London Electronic Orchestra. She recently performed with the Multi-Story Orchestra at a Nonclassical club night at Bloc and in the Royal Academy of Arts for the Sensing Spaces exhibition.

Victoria is the Soprano player in the Oracle Saxophone Quartet who recently won the RCM Chamber competition and had the honour of performing at the Pride of Britain Awards and the Royal Variety after show party. They were also chosen to perform for the presidential visit of HRH the Prince of Wales to RCM.

Victoria has performed at many prestigious venues including Cadogon Hall, the V&A Museum the National Portrait Gallery, the Science Museum, the Barbican, St Johns Smith Square, the Southbank Centre and Chateau du Lac in Belgium as part of the Musica Mundi Gala Concert.

submission November 2015