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At the tender age of thirteen,
Victoria Frances Young has already performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Steinway Hall. In 2011, she was awarded a $10,000 Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award in conjunction with her performance on NPR’s From the top.
Victoria made her orchestral debut when she was six and made her international solo debut when she was ten. In January 2013 she won the grand prize in the 40th Midland-Odessa Symphony National Young Artists Competition. In March, Victoria won the Special Jury Prize in the 8th J>S> Bach International Piano Competition in Wurzburg, Germany.
Victoria has performed in the United States, Germany, Spain, and Dominican Republic. In 2012, the CEO of NPR’s From the Top chose Victoria as one of three musicians to present at the E.G. Conference in Monterey, California. Her recent perfomances include a solo recital for the Spanish American Music Council’s concert series in New York City, and “Summer Music” presented by Chicago’s New Music School in Elmhurst, IL. Her next performance will bring her to San Francisco to inaugurate Community Music Center’s new performance series “Emerging Young Artist Spotlight”.
Victoria is currently studying at the New Music School in Chicago with Mary Sauer, principal pianist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the New Music School piano department chair. The school recently invited Victoria to participate in their highly selective Fellows Program. Victoria is a Young Scholar of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.