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Victoria Bourne

MA MUSIC, ATCL DISTINCTION, PGCAP

about

Victoria Bourne vocalistMy name is Victoria Bourne. I’m a professional singer and teacher based in Bristol UK. I am musically educated to Masters level at the University of Bristol and a qualified teacher who completed and passed a two year post graduate teaching qualification in higher education from Kings College London. (Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice) as well as holding with distinction the Associate of Trinity College London (ATCL). I am a member of the Musician’s Union and Association of Teachers of Singing and have completed the NSPCC Child Protection Course.

I have 25 years of vocal teaching experience in theatres, music shops, universities, schools in community based workshops (DBS checked) and privately. I am comfortable teaching a wide variety of musical styles (including jazz, blues, music theatre, classical, pop, flamenco, rock and much more) and am also happy to teach the theory of music

As a vocalist and composer I have studied with leading contemporary sopranos Rosemary Hardy, Jo Morton and Sarah Walker as well studying with the jazz singer Carol Grimes in London. I have performed as a soloist with the New Music Ensemble, performed my own electronic compositions at BBC Radio 4‘s More Than Words Festival and on BBC Radio Bristol. My electroacoustic composition ‘If you hear me here’ and installation ‘The Warden’s Survey’ were featured at Bristol’s Elektrostatic Festival at Colston Hall. I was a member of Quadelectronic in Leicester and I also organised and performed in the  concert series 2012 in Bristol.

choir

In 2012 I established the Bristol Hippodrome Choir which is now called All Together Now. I am their musical director and I run vocal workshops for beginners to professionals at The Unitarian Meeting Hall, Holy Trinity Church Hotwells and Horts Bar.

performance history

Past projects included being the lead singer and drummer of the punk blues band the Husky Tones, with Spanish/Flamenco ensemble Harper Bourne and with Folktronica duo Vanity Press performing in venues and festivals around the UK.

On radio I have performed on BBC Radio FourBBC Radio Two, BBC Radio Leiceter and BBC Radio Bristol. I’ve performed in London at the Riverside StudiosThe Jazz Cafe,  The Union Chapel100 Club, The Blues Kitchen. In the Midlands at the Birmingham Rep TheatreThe Crescent TheatreThe MACThe Y Theatre. In Bristol at the Bristol Old VicThe ArnolfiniColston HallThe CubeThe Square Club and The Victoria Rooms. Festivals have included: Edinburgh Fringe FestivalTete a Tete Opera FestivalBuxton Fringe Festival, Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival, Outcider, Incider, Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival and Strawberry Fields Festival.  

I have been guest vocalist on recordings for composers Chris Conway, Kathy Hinde, Sophia Alexandra, Jim Tetlow and as a voice over artist for Snowline Films, Spanco and Plastic Buddha Films. I was awarded the University of Bristol 2012/2013 Vice Chancellors initiative fund prize for ‘Rouse Ye Women‘.

current projects

Victoria is currently involved in two new projects which will hopefully have Summer 2020 debuts:

‘Land of Kisses and Volcanoes’ a new music theatre piece by A Lovely Coincidence.

alovelycoincidence.com

'Hangover Square', my new band, a Roots-Rock duo with guitarist Chris Harper.

hangoversquare.net

contact

info@victoriabourne.com

07582 073 304

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