Victor de Almeida
A double prize winner at the 2008 Primrose International Viola Competition, Victor de Almeida has been principal violist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, associate principal violist of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the principal violist of the Annapolis Symphony. In addition to his numerous solo and chamber music performances around Southern California and abroad, Almeida records soundtracks for several television shows and motion pictures. Almeida was born into a Brazilian-American musical family in Adelaide, Australia where his parents were the principal and assistant principal cellists of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Almeida is an arranger and avid collector of viola music and takes pride in performing rare works, his own transcriptions and collaborating with living composers on works dedicated to him.