Victor de Almeida

Recently appointed Principal Viola of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Brazilian-American Victor de Almeida served as Principal Viola of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra during the orchestra’s 2018-2019 season. A double prizewinner at the 2008 Primrose International Viola Competition, Victor de Almeida has enjoyed a busy career as a Los Angeles-based musician in the Hollywood film and television industry, playing in over 500 major motion pictures and television shows. A prodigy, Victor de Almeida began his career as a soloist with the Recife (Brazil) Philharmonic at the age of 15. Since then he has performed as a recitalist across America and in Brazil. Victor has served as Principal Violist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Associate Principal Violist of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
He constantly seeks new music to premiere, and has contributed substantially to the existing repertoire for viola by transcribing works for other instruments. This includes his 16-year project to transcribe the orchestral score of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring for viola and piano. A passionate advocate for the instrument, Victor de Almeida continues his mission to inspire the world to know and recognize the beautiful sound of the viola as a solo instrument.