VIKTORIJA ALLOWS YOU TO GLANCE INTO HER SOUL AND ENJOY THE DEPTH OF ACTIVE LISTENING. INSPIRED BY HOPE AND INFINITE CONNECTIONS THAT EXIST THROUGHOUT TIME.
Captivating collaboration of Viktorija Pilatovic with Petros Klampanis (bass, co-producer, percussion), Albert Palau (piano), Quique Ramirez (drums), Jorge Pardo (flute, track 3), and James Copus (trumpet, track 4).
March 31, 2023 ΠΚmusic/Inner Circle Music
Jazz in Europe (Jan-2018) The whole album is very well executed, with good arrangements and she really has achieved what she out to. Superb musicians that support each other collectively. - Review of Stories
Downbeat (UK, Oct-2019) (...) truly international in intention and flavour. Pilatovic's vision comes through on her angular composition and arrangements juxtaposed with a fluid and reaching vocal style. - review of The Only Light
Discópolis (Radio 3, RNE, Nov-2019) Not only does she sing well, but she composes divinely in an
unconventional way. There is a lot of wisdom here! -José Miguel López, Spain
Rarely does one encounter the extreme talent, intelligence and drive to compose, arrange and perform, as I have witnessed in the voice and musicianship of jazz vocalist Viktorija Pilatovic. -J.D. Walter (singer, USA)
Viktorija is one of the most talented musicians I have met in recent years, I think she is poised to write important pages in the history of this music. - Perico Sambeat (saxophonist and flutist, Spain)
Viktorija Pilatovic is among the best of the new wave of contemporary singer/ songwriters/ performers. Her music is exceptionally personal, colourful and full of innocence in equal measure. With this project, Viktorija offers her listeners a heightened sense of musicality and overwhelming joy, all wonderfully packaged in a series of beautifully framed soundscapes.
- Greg Osby (saxophonist and founder of Inner Circle Music, USA)
Viktorija's voice and presence have thrilled crowds at her live appearances throughout her 10+ year career. Poetic lyrics wrapped in her own compositions, modern chord progressions, and a virtuosic vocal performance that always sounds natural.... All this is Viktorija Pilatovic, one of the voices that is making a strong breakthrough in Spanish and European jazz.
She has released three albums of her own compositions with the New York label Inner Circle Music, founded by American saxophonist Greg Osby, and has participated in memorable albums such as Perico Sambeat Big
Band's "Voces", where her voice is featured along with Silvia Pérez Cruz's. Through Berklee she has also collaborated in productions with Gilberto Gil, Victor Wooten, Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Banda Magda and Petros Klampanis, who produced her fourth album, Skybridges, scheduled for realease in 2023 and featuring acclaimed Spanish flutist and saxophonist Jorge Pardo. Valencia, San Sebastian, Seville, Formentera and Castellon are some of the festivals she has already visited in Spain, along with outstanding programmes in Switzerland -Montreaux Jazz-, France -Jazz-Rhone-Alpes, Grenoble-, Lithuania -Vilnius Mama Jazz-, Ecuador, United Kingdom, Poland -Sopot Jazz-, Tunisia, Belgium and The Netherlands. Viktorija teaches at Berklee College of Music (Valencia) and Musikene (San Sebastian) on an ongoing basis, and delivers international jazz seminars.
Viktorija was born on the 12th of March in 1989 in Klaipeda, Lithuania. At the age of 6 she started playing classical piano and later started playing guitar and writing songs. In 2007, she began her Bachelor's studies in Jazz Vocal at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. In 2010, Viktorija moved to The Netherlands to further her jazz studies at Prins Claus Conservatorium. Here her style evolved from traditional to contemporary jazz, fusing a number of styles and colors. In 2011, Viktorija won 3rd prize at the The Nederland Jazz Vocalisten Concours for her completely original arrangement of the famous standard “My Favorite Things”, featuring a solid bass line, modal harmonies, and odd time signatures. The show was broadcasted on Radio 6 The Netherlands.
In March 2012, she found herself performing as a solo artist with the PCC Sympho-Jazz orchestra conducted by the legendary John Clayton. In July she performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland. Viktorija Pilatovic Quintet was an opening act for Chris Dave and Drumheadz at Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival involving artists as Wallace Roney and Ravi Coltrane.
In 2012 Viktorija received a full scholarship to enter the master's program at Berklee Valencia. She performed her original composition “We Could Solve That” with the internationally renowned bassist Victor Wooten in Valencia, at Spain’s iconic Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia performing arts complex. After graduation, in 2013 she moved to Quito, Ecuador to teach private classes of Jazz Vocal Performance at USFQ College of Music, Berklee College of Music International Network Member School. In 2016 she moved back to Europe.