Victoria (Vicky) Triola is a multi-genre violist and violinist from Warwick, New York. She started playing viola at age 9 through her local elementary school, and took lessons there all the way through until her junior year when she began to study with internationally recognized violist, Karen Olson.
In 2009, she attended the Mark O’Connor Fiddle Camp in New York City and had her eyes opened to several different styles and the full potential of stringed instruments beyond classical music. She met several musicians who became her heroes: violists David Wallace and Kenji Bunch, and violinists Matt Glaser, Darol Anger, and Martin Hayes.
After graduating from Warwick Valley High School in 2011, she pursued a Music Education degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. There she received a broad education, studying jazz with Jason Anick, bluegrass and jazz with Darol Anger and Casey Driessen, classical with Sandra Kott, and Celtic with Hanneke Cassel and Jeremy Kittel. She spent most of her time studying with old time fiddler Bruce Molsky, who had a huge impact on her as a musician and educator.
During her time in Boston, she has performed and recorded in a variety of settings. She performed in the viola section of the New England Philharmonic for their 2012-13 season. That same year, she performed with Riverdance composer Bill Whelan, and in fall 2013 and spring 2015 she was invited to perform as a violist and a singer at Boston’s Symphony Hall with the Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds Tour under conductor Arnie Roth.
In 2016, she was chosen to attend Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble's Global Musician Workshop.
Vicky is currently teaching violin, viola, and cello at the Warwick School of Music and New Windsor Music Academy. She also teaches lessons online through Take Lessons.