Victoria King, Bassoon
A founding member of Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, Victoria King is a native of the Detroit area. She began music studies at the age of seven, and took up the bassoon at twelve.
King was appointed to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 1984. Previously, she was a member of the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra.
She received both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree as a bassoonist and as a woodwind specialist from the University of Michigan, where she studied with L. Hugh Cooper. Continuing with post-graduate studies, she worked under the guidance of DSO Principal Bassoon Robert Williams at Wayne State University. Other teachers have included Phillip Austin and Robert Barris.
King has made recordings with Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings on the Koch International label. She has appears at the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Pine Mountain Music Festival and Interlochen. Tours with Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings have included performances and master classes at many universities in Colorado, Wisconsin, Texas, New Mexico, Ohio and Michigan. In addition, she maintains an active teaching studio.
Victoria King is generously sponsored by Betty Blair for the 2014-2015 season.