Victoria Jacono began to play the violin when she was 6 years old. She holds an A-mus-A and L-Mus-A on violin, an A-Mus-A and L-Mus-A on viola and also a Bachelor of Music with honours, from the Australian Institute of Music.
Along with numerous prizes from eisteddfods and competitions all around the country, Victoria was the winner of the National Youth Concerto Competition, the Wenkart Foundation Scholarship, the Marcus Edwards Violin Prize, the Perry Hart Memorial prize, the “International String Player of the year” award at the Gisborne International Music Competition in New Zealand, and the Order of Australia Association Scholarship.
Victoria has enjoyed working with many orchestras; Performing as concert master for the SBS Radio and Television Orchestra , The Young Symphonists orchestra, the International Youth Orchestra in Spain 2001 , “ARCO” , Sydney Sinfonia Orchestra and Eminence Symphony Orchestra. As a member of these orchestras, she has performed in Japan, China, Hungary, Austria, The Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic and Spain.
Victoria performs for a number of musical organisations including The Australian Institute of Music, Australian Musician’s Academy, the Mostly Mozart Festival, Manly Music Club, the Ryde & Hills District Music Club, The Art Gallery of NSW Concert Series, the St Andrew’s Young Concert Artists Series , Halcyon and Chronology Arts, as well as organising her own performances. Many of these performances have been recorded and broadcast for 2-MBS-FM, ABC Classic FM and Radio NZ. Victoria also regularly performs to help a variety of charity organisations around the country. She has helped raised money through performances for the Exodus Foundation, the Oak Tree Foundation, The SADS foundation, the Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children and the Oncology Children’s Foundation.
As a soloist , Victoria has performed with the SBS Radio and Television Orchestra , the Young Symphonists orchestra , The Queensland Youth Orchestra , the PLC Chamber orchestra , Sydney Symphony Orchestra , Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra , the Balmain Sinfonia , Sydney Sinfonia Orchestra and the Meuller International Chamber Orchestra.
Victoria also enjoys being actively involved in Contemporary and Australian music, she works closely with many Australian composers to commission and help create new compositions , as well as regularly performing and recording new music.
Victoria is also the violinist in the strelitzia piano trio. The trio won the prestigious musica viva chamber music prize in 2009 , and has a concert series alongside an abc classic-fm recording lined up for 2010.
Since 2005, Victoria has been working freelance with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra , Chronology Arts , Halcyon , Ilythian Ensemble , the Lurline Chamber Orchestra and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra , alongside many performances and recordings for musicals , various pop artists and film productions.
Victoria proudly performs on a modern Italian violin made by Giuseppe Pellacani, and an Australian viola made by Harry Vatilioutis.