Biography

Victoria Priester (the whole name Petra Victoria Priester) is a singer, pianist, composer and recently a ukulele player and accordeonist. Based in Berlin, she's perfroming as a solo perfomer under the name Victoria Priest, moving between her "ungerground" songs with ukulele and "dramatic" piano songs; as well as in a collaboration with many musicians from different genres.  

She studied the Concervatory of Jaroslav Ježek in Prague, genre composition and jazz piano, earlier also classical piano and classical composition. In her compositions she went through many different genres  - classical music, film music, scenic music, jazz, popular, rock and electronic music. 

Nowdays, she's playing in a swing band with her sisters called "The Priester Sisters" and starting her solo project "Punkulele" - the newest songs with ukulele or keys. Solo act and also as a band. 

History

 

2017

- starting a new project "Punkulele" along with "Victoria Priest" project

2016

- moved to Berlin, writing songs with piano, finding a new realization of herself - Victoria Priest project

- played in a czech movie "Slíbená princezna" (Promised princess) as one of the princesses.

- recorded soundtrack for a czech movie "Slíbená princezna" (Promised princess).

- performed at "Thália Awards" in National Theater in Prague, live streamed by Czech Tv Channel CT1.

2015

- The Priester Sisters founded - performing with the band at the Air shows, tv channels, theatre awards, festivals and more...

2014

- soundtrack for movie NTIMITY (dir. Ivo Macharáček, premiere on 23.10.2014 at the Premiere Cinemas in Prague)

2013 

- music for the theatre inscenation of "Dangerous Liaisons"(dir. Michael Tarant, premiere on 29.11.2013, Theatre of the Prague Conservatory "Na Rejišti")

- performing with "The Best of Pink Floyd and Roger Waters" (concerts in Hybernia Theatre in Prague and many other shows afterwards within next years - till nowdays)

- collaboration on the album "Tabula Rasa?" of czech poetist Milana Prince - songs "Vločky" (Snowflakes) and "Noc a Den" (Night & Day) - with special guest Michal Pavlíček

2012

- the official presentator of new hybrid synthesizers for Casio in Czech Republic and Slovakia

- soundtrack "Farmer's Garden" for Sprint Music Library (album American Frontier)

- the band Tritonus Priest as the opening guest for the czech guitar rock legend Michal Pavlíček within his concert "Symphony rockin' " at the Congress Centre in Prague. The concert was live streamed by Czech Tv Channel CT1.

- singing the duet "Veliké Lalulá" with Michal Pavlíček within his concert at the Congress Centre in Prague, live streamed by Czech Tv Channel CT1.

2011

- the premiere of  symphony "Crucifiction", performed by "The West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Mariánské Lázně"

- compositions "Archangelos Lucifer" for violin and piano and "The White Horse" for piano were recorded for Czech Radio Vltava. Victoria Priester - pianio, Lucia Priester - violin

- soundtracks "Deep Inside" and "Rebirth" for Sprint Music Library (album Secret Drama)

- founded the band "Tritonus Priest" playing her original music

2007

- schoolarship for participating in California Summer Music Festival in Pebble Beach (CA/USA) - piano

2006

- the second prize in International piano competition Anglo-Czechoslovak Trust in London

 

 

During her studying she collaborated with many differnt music groups, artists or publishers:

 

- "African nocturno" - a night of poetry with original music (performing her composition "Stars don't cry")

- The poetric group "Pavilon 4" - she composed her original music for their poems (compositions "White Horse", "The Devil's Cry", "Nocturno" and many more...)

- Quartet "Quadra" - the group was performing her unusual compositions for voice, vibrafon, guitar and piano

- The publishing house "Balt-East" 

In her 15, she founded her first rock band M.O.R., later they changed their name to M.O.R.tronics and specialized their repertoir for artrock music of Frank Zappa, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Czech/Japanies composer Daniel Forrró.