Olga Victorova was born on September 22, 1960 in Ukraine.
She is a graduate of the Kharkiv School of Music for gifted children. She graduated from the St.-Petersburg Conservatory and completed post-graduate course led by Boris Arapov.
Since 1996 she is a member of The Composers’ Union of Russia. From 1995 to 2016 she taught composition, history and theory of music at the The Ural State Conservatory, the Liberal Arts University and at the Sverdlovsk Tchaikovsky Music College.
Olga Victorova established the New Music Ensemble of Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Society. In 2000 she authored the “XXI” subscription series at this concert organization, which was presenting contemporary music. For many years Olga has been coordinating projects which combined sound, visual art and emerging technology. Her music, composed for chamber and symphonic orchestras, has been performed in Russia and beyond, in countries such as Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Japan.
She is a regular guest at various festivals: the Festival of Radio France, Musique de Notre temps (France), La Folle Journée, Centara Corporation International New Music Festival (Canada), European dance and music open air festival (Luxembourg), The Moscow Autumn, The International Gaudeamus Music Week, Russia Femina (The Netherlands), Week-end contemporain (Brussels), Transsiberian Arts Festival, International Music Festival Eurasia (Russia), Yuri Bashmet Festival (Republic of Belarus) and others.
Olga Victorova collaborated with conductors and soloists such as Andrey Boreyko, Dmitry Liss, Andrey Petrenko, René Gulikers, Enkbaatar Baatarzhavyn, Alexey Dorkin, Alexander Buzlov, Alisa Margulis, Henry Demarkett, Alexander Zagorinsky, Igor Fiodorov, Valentin Pravosud, Veronica Lemishenko, Eija Kankaanranta, Pilar Valero and many others.
Victorova’s compositions were written for choirs, orchestras and ensembles such as the Orchestra and Choir of Mariinsky Theater, the Ural Academic Philharmonic Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra, Kharkiv Philharmonic Academic Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Harbin Symphony Orchestra, L’Orchestre Symphonique de l’Opéra de Toulon, Le Choer de Chambre Arthémys, Chamber Choir of St. Clement, Le Choer de Femmes “Pour Raison de Begute”, ensembles MCME, Phoenix, Studio for New Music, Ensemble’88.
Some recent titles are: ‘Qinglong – Azure Dragon’ for large orchestra, ‘Magic Birds Phung Hoang’ for violin (2013), ‘Macho’ for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2014), ‘Sancta Maria’ for cello and choir (2014), ‘David’s River’ — mono-opera for baritone, four flutes, percussion and electronics (2015),‘Oj, vo pole’ — six Russian songs for soloists, children or women choir and orchestra (2016), ‘Stars Changing their Brilliance’ — concert fantasy for clarinet, arpa and string orchestra (2016), ‘Harbin’ Overture for large orchestra (2016), ‘Angels Dance’ for large orchestra, ‘Fire Rooster Blues’ for violin and cello (2017).
Winner of the European Composer Award (Berlin, 2012). Diploma winner at the All-Union Competition of young composers (Moscow, 1984). Laureate of All-Ukrainian Competition of young composers (Kyiv, 1976). Winner of the Sverdlovsk Regional Governor’s Award “For Outstanding Achievements in Literature and Art”.