Victoria Paterson is a violinist and the executive director of Mostly Modern Projects—Mostly Modern encompasses the American Modern Ensemble, a 3-week summer festival in Saratoga Springs, the Mostly Modern Festival, and two new programs since the pandemic—Music & Medicine and Mostly Modern Pops. She spent this year working for Sing for Hope, leading live music, with 3-5 musicians every single day, seven days a week, performing at the Jacob Javits vaccination center— totaling 125 healing concerts and 125 artists hired for almost six months. Her work with Sing for Hope continues, as well as with Music & Medicine with a weekly healing concert at Mount Sinai Hosptial Union Square. Mostly Modern Pops has taken off since the pandemic, invigorating public spaces, and parks all over New York City, with weekly concerts at the Oculus World Trade Center, Chelsea Market, and more.
Victoria is loved for her diversity and musicality. Comfortable with classical, modern and popular music, she performs everywhere from Carnegie Hall, Birdland, Madison Square Garden, to Late Night with Seth Meyers, to The Today Show. Highlights include Chelsea Clinton’s wedding, Joe Biden, Pope Benedict XVI, Michelle Obama, Diane Sawyer, Nancy Pelosi, the Chief Rabbi of Israel, and much more. Victoria is passionate about collaborating with and celebrating her husband’s music who is house composer, Robert Paterson. She contracts for opera companies including On Site Opera and her favorite outreach work is Sing for Hope, Music that Heals and all things Mostly Modern.
Victoria has taught at the Eastman School of Music Institute for Music Leadership, in a class entitled Creating & Sustaining An Ensemble. Other schools where she regularly gives classes include The Juilliard School, Cleveland Institute of Music, the New York Youth Symphony, Broadway Backstage, Broadway Inside, and Chamber Music America. Paterson studied at the Eastman School of Music and Indiana University. She resides in New York City with husband & composer, Robert Paterson, and their beautiful 15 year-old-boy, Dylan.