Victoria Sutherland

Victoria Sutherland played violin with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra on the album The Jazz age.


Victoria started learning the violin at the age of four with Galina Turcheninova of the Central School of Music in Moscow. After moving to England she attended Bedales School on a full music scholarship and studied privately with Lydia Mordkovich.

In 2001 she began her undergraduate degree at the Moscow Conservatoire studying with M L Iashvilli. Following her studies in Moscow, Victoria took a full time position with the National Orchestra of Malta. She left Malta in 2003 and won a place at the Mozarteum in Salzburg where she studied with Harald Herzl.

In 2008 Victoria attained a Distinction for her post-graduate diploma at the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Lydia Morkovich. She was also awarded a prestigious DipRAM, the Poulet Scholarship and a scholarship from the Clarence Myescough Trust. During her time at the Royal Academy of Music, Victoria was the only RAM violinist to win a place on the LSO Strings Scheme 2006-2007.

Recently Victoria performed as a soloist at a festival in Hoyos, Spain and at the David Oistrakh Festival in Estonia with the Estonian Youth Orchestra strings and percussion led by conductor Lehari Kaustel.

Victoria is also an accomplished chamber musician and plays violin in the Agon Piano Trio. The Trio was formed in 2004 having met during their studies at The Moscow Conservatoire and The Royal Academy of Music, London. They perform extensively in the UK and abroad. The trio has studied with many eminent musicians including the Moscow Piano Trio, the Endellion Quartet, The Floristan Trio, Dimitri Alexeev and professors Tatiana Sarkissova, Malcolm Martineau, and Michael Dussek of the Royal Academy of Music. The Trio was invited by the Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme to participate in the Aldeburgh Festival and they have also performed at the Aix-en-Provence festival. As recipients of the Gordon Clark memorial award and winners of a generous Ensembles Award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the trio was invited by IMS Prussia Cove, Cornwall to take part in Masterclasses and concerts with Ferenc Rados. They have premiered works from Park Lane Group composer Ben Foskett and a recording of new works by the British composers Jonathan Cole, Morgan Hayes and Wigmore Hall Composer in Residence Luke Bedford is planned for later this year.

Victoria also has recorded 3 albums and has performed world wide as solo violinist with British singer and composer Patrick Wolf.

Victoria Sutherland is credited on the following Roxy Music and Solo Albums