Victoria Theodore is a highly sought San Francisco Bay Area pianist, keyboardist, accompanist, vocalist and instructor, respected for her wide ranging musical versatility. Victoria also enjoys being a Yamaha artist, composer, poet, motivational speaker, amateur chef, dancer, occasional actress and model and all around renaissance woman.
Victoria Theodore received her Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Classical Piano Performance and Computer Music from Oberlin College / Conservatory of Music and her Master of Arts degree in Classical Piano Performance from Stanford University.
While studying for her MA, Victoria performed with several San Francisco Bay Area ensembles and bands, including The Peninsula Symphony, Theatreworks, Hayward Little Theater, Oakland Youth Chorus, and jazz bands Victoria Theodore Quintet, Time Will Tell Sextet, LMNOP and 10BassT. Shortly after graduation from Stanford, Victoria toured nationally as a keyboardist for Captiol Records artists Oaktown 357 – produced by MC Hammer.
After Oaktown 357 tour ended, Victoria moved to New York City to run a multimedia company. In 2000, Victoria returned to the Bay Area after several years running her company, GlobalDisc.com – a very successful venture which is still a market leader in same day media duplication.
Beginning in August, 2007, Victoria was hired to tour with legendary musical genius Stevie Wonder, playing keyboards and singing background vocals in his band. She has traveled around the world with Stevie and looks forward to more touring!
Victoria is a highly sought Bay Area pianist, keyboardist and accompanist, respected for her wide ranging musical versatility. Victoria resides in San Leandro, CA, and teaches students from her home when she’s not performing with various R&B, jazz, gospel, pop and classical artists.
Victoria has performed with and/or accompanied the following:
Television & Film:
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert: Stevie Wonder (November, 2009)
PBS: Great Performances: Stevie Wonder (June, 2009)
Stevie Wonder: Live At Last (March, 2009)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Stevie Wonder (February, 2009)
A Wonder Autumn Night Tour (2009 USA)
A Wonder Summer Night Tour (2009 Morocco/USA/Canada)
A Wonder Spring Night Tour (2008 Australia/New Zealand)
A Wonder Summer Night Tour (2008 USA/Europe)
A Wonder Summer Night Tour (2007 USA)
A Wonder Autumn’s Night Tour (2007 USA)
The band (including Victoria) has also accompanied the following guest artists:
Sting (Madison Square Garden, NY, 2009)
Smokey Robinson (Madison Square Garden, NY, 2009)
B. B. King (Madison Square Garden, NY, 2009)
John Legend (Madison Square Garden, NY, 2009;Nokia Center, LA, 2007)
Jeff Beck (Madison Square Garden, NY, 2009)
Rickey Minor (Nokia Center, LA, 2008)
Boney James (Nokia Center, LA, 2008)
Esperanza Spalding (Nokia Center, LA, 2008)
Tyrese (Nokia Center, LA; Bell Center, Montreal, 2007 & 2008)
Prince (Madison Square Garden, NY, 2007)
Tony Bennett (Madison Square Garden, NY, 2007)
John Mayer (Nokia Center, LA, 2007)
India Arie (Phillips Arena, Atlanta, 2007)
Glenn Lewis (Air Canada Centre, Toronto, 2007)
Major festivals featuring Stevie Wonder and his band:
Montreal Jazz Festival (2009)
Summerfest (2008, 2009)
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (2008)
Menlo Park Presbyterian Chancel Choir
Music in Austria Tour (2007)