Victoria Falconer

Victoria Falconer

Biography

Victoria Falconer is an award-wining musical director, composer, performer and multi-instrumentalist. She is based between London and Melbourne.

★★★★★ "Led by an immensely talented musical director, Victoria Falconer, all 11 cast members play an instrument (and some play multiple) and their skills result in a rich wall of sound filling the Eternity Playhouse, doing absolute justice to the show’s wonderfully-crafted songs." Broadway World (Once, 2018).

“Falconer stands out as the star all-rounder, with musical versatility, alluring jazz vocals and the impish shtick of a born comedienne.” – The Age (2019)

★★★★★ "Victoria’s musical prowess was a highlight of the show as she transitioned seamlessly between instruments and appeared to masterfully improvise along with the banter of the audience.”
Theatre People (Fringe Wives Club, 2017)

As a musical director in 2020, Victoria will be working on and performing in the Australian premiere of Amelie the Musical (Darlinghurst Theatre), a reimagining of Oklahoma! (State Theatre of Western Australia) and the debut of Bourgeois & Maurice's Insane Animals (HOME Manchester). She is also currently engaged as associate composer/arranger and band leader with genre-defying WOC performance posse Hot Brown Honey. Victoria has previously worked with Roddy Bottom of Faith No More (Sasquatch The Opera, Summerhall Edinburgh), Courtney Act (Channel 4 UK Christmas Special, Under The Covers), Gingzilla (Leicester Square Spiegeltent) and Jonny Woo (Unroyal Variety, Hackney Empire). In 2019 she was Musical Director for the Australian re-staging of the musical Once (Darlinghurst Theatre, with a national tour in 2021), also playing the role of Reza.

She is co-creator, composer/lyricist and performer with Fringe Wives Club, the critically-acclaimed feminist performance troupe. Forming in 2017 on receiving the Moosehead Development Grant, the original trio received the Best Cabaret Award at Adelaide Fringe 2018, the Spirit of The Fringe Award at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018, and nominations for Best Newcomer (Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017), Best Cabaret (Melbourne Fringe 2017), Best Ensemble (Green Room Awards 2017), Best Overall Show (NZ Fringe Festival 2019) and for two Wellington Theatre Awards (2019). They have performed sell-out seasons at Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Perth Fringe World, Soho Theatre (London), Malthouse Theatre (Melbourne), BATS Theatre (Wellington, NZ) and Griffin Theatre (Sydney), and have been invited to perform at Darwin International Festival, Southbank Centre London, Woodford Folk Festival and the Famous Spiegeltent at the Melbourne Arts Centre.

As a collaborative musician, Victoria's appearances in London include the Royal Albert Hall, the National Theatre’s River Stage and the Barbican, as well as playing the musical saw for Amanda Palmer at KOKO with Neil Gaiman, the Tiger Lillies and Richard O’Brien. Festival performances include Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival and Clockenflap (HK). She contributed violin and voice on the award-winning debut album of chamber-pop artist The Anchoress (produced by Paul Draper), synthesizers and strings to electro-dance act The Correspondents, and has played for recording sessions at The Church, Sofa Sound and Abbey Road Studios. In 2018 she played theremin, violin, accordion and musical saw for a Tom Waits-inspired gala at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, accompanying John Cameron Mitchell, Ali McGregor and Joey Arias amongst other cabaret luminaries.

As a composer, Victoria has most recently written and recorded the score to the award-winning short animated film, Double Portrait by Ian Bruce. It received prizes for Best Animation at Aesthetics Short Film Festival and Best in Category at the London International Animation Festival, as well as being longlisted for a BAFTA. She is currently composing the score for award-winning mime artist Trygve Wakenshaw's new show Only Bones, which will debut at Soho Theatre in January 2020 for the London Mime Festival.

Victoria is festival director and curator for the inaugural feminist art festival R.O.A.R. at Darlinghurst Theatre in Sydney, to be held in May 2020. She has previously curated a series of comedy and cabaret for the Bush Theatre London (Unwrapped, 2018), and was co-curator/producer for rocknroll cabaret show Midnight Marauders (2018).

TV appearances include The Courtney Act Show on Channel 4 (UK), BBC Three’s Live at the Electric (UK), ABC's Comedy Up Late (Australia) and NBC’s Before The Morning After (US).

Victoria has been named one of Time Out London's Top 10 cabaret performers, and was on the Hospital Club's h100 list 2014 as one of the top 100 influential and innovative artists working in the UK creative industries. She is very active as a Bi Pride UK advocate, and will eat almost anything if it’s pickled.

★★★★ “Victoria Falconer is an exceptionally talented woman… her musical skills are mesmerising… her creativity is impeccable.” The Advertiser (Oxymoron, 2018)

For musical direction and performance enquires, please contact hello[at]victoriafalconer.com
For commissions and music publishing enquiries, please contact info[at]dyadcollective.com

Experience

  • Broadway
  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • TV/Film
  • Tours

Regions

  • NYC Area
  • Chicago
  • Other US Cities
  • Australia
  • United Kingdom
  • Other Countries

Expertise

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Assistant
  • Songwriter
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Pit Musician (Other)
  • Sound Designer/Composer
  • Other

Instruments

  • Accordion
  • Organ
  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards
  • Theremin
  • Violin
  • Voice
  • Other
  • musical saw

Software

  • GarageBand
  • Logic
  • Sibelius

Person of Color?

  • Yes

Preferred Pronouns

  • She/Her