Victoria Sayles is currently Associate Leader of the London Mozart Players and Section Leader at Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. She divides her time between UK and Sweden and is a busy chamber musician in Europe with ensemble OModernt. Victoria was a scholar at the Royal College of Music (RCM) and graduated a year early having won a job as Concertmaster of Santiago Opera House, Chile aged just 21 years old. As a scholar at Bryanston School and RCM, Victoria also won scholarships to Keshet Eilon studying with Ida Haendal, Bowdoin International Music Festival studying with Ani Schnarch and Itzhak Rashkovsky amongst others. Victoria has been concertmaster of BBC Scottish Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber, Swedish Radio and Trondheim Symphony Orchestras.
Victoria is also a passionate educationalist and was Director of Music at Hazlegrove School (2016-2019) where she was featured regularly in Attain Magazine, Country Child Magazine, Tatler School’s Guide for her contribution to education in the south west of England. As a chamber musician Victoria has worked with Brisbane based Southern Cross Soloists, North York Moors Chamber Music Festival in the UK with Thomas Ades, Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Bangalow Music Festival, International Musicians Seminar with Stephen Isserlis and she has also joined Australian Chamber Orchestra for many projects in Australia, UK and USA. As a recital artist, Victoria is regularly featured both live and online streaming countrywide in Sweden for the Royal Opera House and throughout the UK for London Mozart Players. During lockdown Victoria was commissioned to write a number of articles for BBC Music Magazine, The Strad and The Arts Desk. Victoria plays a Rogeri violin on loan from the Royal Swedish Opera and a Fetique bow on loan from a private sponsor in Sydney, Australia.