Biography

“Her exquisite grace and poise is only rivaled by her beautiful voice!”
Said Dalton Baldwin, revered musician, upon first hearing Victoria…

Victoria Baker is one of the foremost young performers of her generation. With an unparalleled versatility, her varied theatrical and musical experiences have enabled her to thrive. Victoria’s career began with an unlikely twist when she was just 5 years old. Quite by accident, she found herself auditioning for a London Radio Program lining up with hundreds of other young girls. She sang “London Bridge” and to everyone’s amazement the casting director sent the other girls home and chose Victoria. This led to recurring appearances with the B.B.C and Thames Television and in feature films playing alongside the likes of Anton Rodgers, Ron Moody and Victoria’s first Royal Premiere at London’s Leicester Square Cinemas.
Born in London, Brits may remember Victoria from the beloved Thames Television series “French Fields” starring the late Anton Rodgers. Whilst working on a variety of film and TV roles from a stint on BBC’s Playdays to the lead in the feature film ‘How’s Business’ premiered by HRH Prince Edward she was represented by the Sylvia Young Agency & Drama School- also home to celebs like Amy Winehouse and Emma Bunton.
Her love of music began at an early age when she was accepted to the Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey as a piano student but her true passion was singing and Opera in particular. So when a leading Opera teacher admitted Victoria to the prestigious Juilliard School in NY when she was just 16- Victoria conceded.
Victoria’s early forays upon the NY public have included engagements at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall and Bruno Walter Auditorium. Last year she performed for the Princess Grace Foundation and was given a royal invitation to sing at the Palace in Monaco and for Queen Noor in Jordan. Most recently, Victoria’s singing was featured on the French TF1 program ‘Sept a Huit’
Having straddled both the classical music world and the realm of more popular music…Victoria loves to infuse the operatic arias that have been greeted with critical acclaim, with more of a pop sensibility… thus fusing the gap between classical and mainstream music.

Edited by vikybaker on 31 May 2008, 04:37

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