St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Victoria Puttock – saxophone

Friday, 19 October at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Victoria Puttock – saxophone

Paule Maurice

Tableaux de Provence

  i. Farandoulo di chatouno

 ii. Cansoun per ma mio

iii. La boumiano

iv. Dis Alyscamps l'amo souspire

 v. Lou cabridan

Amy Quate

Light of Sothis

  i. Grace

 ii. Passion

iii. Faith

Paul Creston

Sonata Opus 19

  i. with vigor

 ii. with tranquility

iii. with gaiety

Classical Saxophonist Victoria Puttock prides herself on championing the core saxophone repertoire whilst exploring and commissioning new contemporary works that showcase the full range of this diverse instrument. Born in Hampshire, Victoria has won many awards for her performances including the Jane Melber Saxophone prize, and she reached the final of the prestigious Trinity Laban Concerto Competition. She was awarded the Soirée d'Or Award and the Ian Evan Lombe Award as well as awards from the Countess of Munster Trust, the Seary Trust, the Sir Richard Stapley Trust, Nadfas, The Women's Career Foundation, the Wolfson Foundation and the EMI Sound Foundation.

Victoria is an alumna of both Trinity Laban Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music where she achieved a First Class Performance degree and a Master of Performance with Distinction respectively. As a soloist, Victoria has performed recitals at venues including the Royal Albert Hall - Elgar Room, the V&A museum, the National Maritime Museum, and the Old Royal Naval Chapel. She made her concerto debut 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, the Tomasi Ballade with full saxophone choir, Glazunov's Concerto for Saxophone, and the Ronald Binge Concerto.

Victoria is the Tenor player in the award winning Borealis Saxophone Quartet who recently gave recitals at St James's Church, Piccadilly and St Martin-in-the-Fields, the latter of which included a world première of a new commission by Lucy Armstrong. The quartet are Park Lane artists and Live Music Now artists and they recently performed live on Radio 3 as BBC Music Introducing artists. Borealis have been selected as recommended artists by Making Music for the 2018/19 series. Victoria is a dedicated and active chamber musician and has worked with a wide range of large ensembles including the London Sinfonietta Academy, where she was selected to perform as a soloist with the ensemble, the London Philharmonic Orchestra (Future Firsts Scheme), the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and the London Electronic Orchestra. She recently performed in the BBC Proms as a member of the Multi-Story Orchestra in Steve Reich's much acclaimed Music for a Large Ensemble. As the Soprano player in the Oracle Saxophone Quartet who won the Douglas Whittaker Woodwind Chamber Music Competition, Victoria had the honour of performing at the Pride of Britain Awards and the Royal Variety after-show party. The quartet was chosen to perform for the presidential visit of HRH the Prince of Wales to the Royal College of Music.

Classical Saxophonist Victoria Puttock prides herself on championing the core repertoire whilst exploring new works that showcase the full range of this diverse instrument. Victoria has performed at many prestigious venues including Royal Albert Hall - Elgar room, Cadogon Hall, V&A Museum, National Portrait Gallery, St John's, Smith Square and the Southbank. Victoria is an active chamber musician and has worked with many ensembles including the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta Academy, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Electronic Orchestra and the Multi-Story Orchestra in the BBC Proms. Victoria is the Tenor player in the award winning Borealis quartet. The group regularly commissions new works from up-and-coming composers and will be performing a recent commission in the 2018 BBC Proms