At the tender age of twelve, Victoria Young has already performed in prestigious venues, such as the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. She was recently awarded a $10,000 Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award in conjunction with her performance on NPR’s ‘From the Top.’
Victoria made her debut with orchestra at the age of six with the Nevada Chamber Symphony. She has also been featured as a soloist with the Henderson Symphony Orchestra and the Las Vegas Youth Camerata Orchestra.
Victoria’s other honors include first place in the prominent Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Piano Competition, and gold medalist in the American Association for the Development of Gifted and Talented’s (AADGT) International Young Musicians Festival Competition. She's also a top prize winner of the College of Southern Nevada Piano Concerto Competition, Louisiana International Junior Piano Competition, Silver State Competition, Bolognini Competition, Henderson Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition, and Cox Communication Scholarship Competition.
Victoria held her first international recital in August 2010 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The recital was sponsored by the Eduardo Brito National Theater, Santo Domingo. In conjunction, she was invited for a pre-concert interview on their local television program, Canal Del Sol. Victoria played to a full house of mesmerized audience members. Her recital received excellent reviews in the local newspaper, El Nacional, which described her as ‘a miracle.’ In March and April 2011, Victoria held two more solo recitals in Las Vegas at the College of Southern Nevada and Nevada School of the Arts respectively.
Victoria is currently a straight A seventh grade student at Bob Miller Middle School. She volunteers at two senior centers every month. She also loves composing, painting, swimming, cycling, and writing poetry. Because of her musical achievements and talent, the mayor of the City of Las Vegas proclaimed June 22, 2011 as Victoria Frances Young Day.