Victoria Wolf Lewis
Victoria Lewis is a violinist from New York City. Ms. Lewis received her Bachelors of Arts cum laude from Columbia University while also studying violin performance with Laurie Smukler. She graduated with her Masters of Music in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy at the Cleveland Institute of Music in May 2015 studying with Joan Kwuon and Kimberly Meier-Sims. In Cleveland she worked as the violin teacher at the Montessori Villa Kindergarten in Cleveland as well as a private instructor at the Broadway School of Music and Art.
Currently she teaches violin at Saint David’s School and Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York City, as well as at Queens College Lawrence Eisman Center for Prepratory Studies.
As a performer she has appeared in concerts in New York and Europe and has won several prizes and scholarships, including the Brooke Kamin Rapaport Summer Music Fellowship and the Dolan Prize for private music studies from Columbia University, and first prize in chamber music at the American Festival of Arts. Most recent appearances include a 12 run show of ‘Van Gogh’s Ear’ with the Ensemble for the Romantic Century. She has performed several times at Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall; on one occasion performing the Brahms clarinet quintet with clarinetist Alan Kay. She has also participated in many summer festivals, including Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival (Vermont), Fêtes Musicales de Savoie (France), Interharmony Music Festival (Germany), Bowdoin International Music Festival (Maine), Banff Masterclass and Festival Orchestra (Canada), and Keshet Eilon Violin Mastercourse (Israel). She has served as Principal Second Violins and Assistant Concertmaster of the Columbia University Orchestra, as well as Concertmaster of the Fall 2013 CIM opera orchestra. Her past teachers include Laurie Smukler, Sheila Fiekowsky, Ani Schnarch and Arik Braude.