Victoria Luperi, NRO 1998, was appointed associate principal clarinet with the Pittsburgh Symphony in June 2016. She previously served as principal clarinet with the Fort Worth and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras, and has performed with the Grand Teton, Tanglewood, Verbier, and Mainly Mozart Festivals.
Ms. Luperi shares, “NRO was a fantastic experience. The festival orchestra played really big repertoire and Maestro Topilow guided us expertly through it. The pace of the festival was similar to that of a professional orchestra — we covered many programs within a short few weeks. I felt that was very helpful in preparing us for the next step in our careers. Breckenridge is a very beautiful and an inspiring place for young artists, and I will always remember my time there fondly.”
Victoria premiered “Fantasía sobre Yma Sumac,” a piece for solo clarinet and orchestra written for her by John B Hedges (Miguel Harth-Bedoya/Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra). She has appeared as a soloist with the Madison Symphony, Signature Symphony in Tulsa, Debut Orchestra (Los Angeles), Philharmonia of Kansas City, Córdoba Symphony, Córdoba Chamber Orchestra, and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
A devoted chamber musician, Ms. Luperi has collaborated with members of the Emerson, Vermeer, and Guarneri Quartets, and performed at the Marlboro and Mimir Festivals, the Académie musicale de Villecroze in France, the Oregon Bach Festival, Chicago’s Latino Music Festival, and the Forth Worth Chamber Music Society.
Ms. Luperi has served as Lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin, Adjunct Faculty at Texas Christian University, and has been on faculty at Brandon University (Canada), the New York Summer Music Festival, the Filarmónica Jóven de Colombia, and the Buffet Crampon Academy in Jacksonville, Florida.
Victoria Luperi is a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Donald Montanaro. She began her music education in her native Argentina with Oscar Gieco, and later studied with Richard Hawkins and Yehuda Gilad. Distinctions include the First Prize in the Pasadena Instrumental Competition, the Interlochen Fine Arts Award, and the Banco Mayo Award of Buenos Aires. She has appeared in concert broadcasts on NPR’s Performance Today, WRR 101.1, WFMT, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Ms. Luperi is a Buffet Crampon USA Performing Artist, and a Vandoren Artist and Clinician.