Victor de Almeida

Assistant Principal
Victor de Almeida
Recently appointed Assistant Principal Viola of Pacific Symphony, Brazilian-American Victor de Almeida has served as Principal Viola of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

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 extensively abroad and won prizes at the 2008 Primrose International Viola Competition.

Victor de Almeida is also enjoying a busy career as a Los Angeles-based musician in the Hollywood film and television industry, playing for major motion pictures and television shows.

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 arranging 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.