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Victoria Jacono-Gilmovich

BMus (Hons), LMusA, AMusA

Examiner Number: 1247

Victoria started playing the violin when she was six. Along with numerous prizes from eisteddfods and competitions from around the country, Victoria is a past winner of the National Youth Concerto competition, the Wenkart Foundation Scholarship, the Marcus Edwards Violin Prize, the Perry Hart Memorial Prize, the International String Player of the Year award at the Gisborne International Music Competition in New Zealand, and the Order of Australia Association Scholarship.

As well as working with many orchestras, Victoria has performed as Concert Master for the SBS Radio and Television Orchestra, the Young Symphonists Orchestra, the International Youth Orchestra in Spain 2001, the Sydney Sinfonia Orchestra and Eminence Symphony Orchestra. As a member of these orchestras, she has performed in Japan, China, Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Spain.

Back home in Sydney, she performs for several musical organisations including the Australian Institute of Music, Australian Musician's Academy, the Mostly Mozart Festival, Manly Music Club, the Ryde & Hills District Music Club, the Art Gallery of NSW concert series, the St Andrew’s Young Concert Artists Series, Halcyon and Chronology Arts. She has also appeared as a soloist with a number of orchestras including the Queensland Youth Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and the Meuller International Chamber Orchestra.

Many of Victoria’s own arrangements and performances have been recorded and broadcast on 2MBS FM, ABC Classic FM and Radio NZ. She regularly performs for charity, helping to raise money for the Exodus Foundation, the Oak Tree Foundation, the SADS foundation, the Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children and the Oncology Children’s Foundation.

Victoria is active in contemporary music and has worked closely with many Australian composers to commission and help create new works, as well as performing and recording new music. She is also the violinist in the Strelitzia piano trio, which won the prestigious Musica Viva Chamber Music Prize in 2009.

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