ABOUT

Lithuanian jazz vocalist, composer, educator. Recording artist for "Inner Circle Music| with three releases
"The Only Light" 2019, "Stories" 2017 and "Nica's Blues" 2013 featuring original music.

"The Only Light" got nominated for the Best Jazz Album in Valencia, Premis Carles Santos 2019 and
got a three-star review from the Downbeat Magazine.
Recipient of Full Scholarship for Masters at Berklee College of Music.
Currently is part of Voice Faculty at Berklee Valencia and various International Jazz seminars.
Viktorija sings on "Voces" - the latest big band album of renowned Spanish saxophonist Perico Sambeat.
 

As a student and later as a professional has shared stage with: Victor Wooten, Danny Grissett, Abraham Laboriel, Victor Mendoza, John Clayton, J.D. Walter, Perico Sambeat, Ralph Peterson, Alex Sipiagin, David Berkman, Don Braden, Jeff Cascaro, Joris Teepe, Freddie Bryant, Gene Jackson, Robin Eubanks, Polo Orti. Her quintet opened for Chris Dave and Drumheadz at Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival with artists such as Wallace Roney and Ravi Coltrane. 

Viktorija was born on the 12th of March in 1989 in Klaipeda, Lithuania. At the age of 6 she started playing classical piano, winning many Carl Czerny Piano Competitions. 

In 2007, she began her Bachelor 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 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.
 

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.
 

Viktorija also performed at the Berklee Yamaha All-Stars Concert alongside music legends bassist Abraham Laboriel, saxophonist Perico Sambeat and vibraphonist Victor Mendoza at Berklee Valencia’s Welcome Lecture for Berklee College of Music President Roger Brown. 
 

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.
 

Viktorija recorded with Perico Sambeat's Big Band "Voces". As well as Xavier Monge's "Poemes Dispars".

Currently actively performing with various projects and her quartet based in Spain: Alberto Palau - piano, Ales Cesarini - bass, Mariano Steimberg - drums.



 

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