(1985 - )
Vikki Stone is an award-winning comedian, musician, actor and composer, best known for her original comedy songs.
Vikki trained as a classical flautist, pianist and singer at the specialist music school, Wells Cathedral School, receiving an honorary fellowship for excellence in her field in November 2013.
She later went on to graduate as a singer from the Royal Academy of Music in 2004, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Musical Theatre and LRAM in singing teaching. Vikki has recently been elected as an Associate of The Royal Academy of Music, for making a significant contribution to her field of work.
Vikki is a well-known comedy musician in the UK, having penned many popular, original comedy songs. She has appeared on many national radio and TV programmes, as well as sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival and on UK tours. She is also known for being the presenter of the BBC Proms Podcast and is BBC Proms correspondent for BBC 6 Music. In addition, she appears in the BBC Music film 'Ten Pieces II', where she introduces Verdi’s Requiem, and has hosted and performed a children’s concert with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
As a composer, Vikki has had original works premiered on BBC Radio, and composed original scores for children’s TV programmes, as well as commissions from large national organisations. Her first orchestral work Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra recently had its world premiere at the Glastonbury Festival, followed by performances at Latitude and Edinburgh Festivals with The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland.
Vikki is an accomplished choral director and arranger, and has worked with many different choirs. The a cappella choir she founded, 'The Noteables' recently appeared on BBC One’s new Saturday night show 'Pitch Battles'.
TV/RADIO CREDITS INCLUDE: The John Bishop Show (BBC One); Partners In Rhyme (BBC One); BBC Proms Podcast (BBC Radio 3); Essential Classics (BBC Radio 3); The Now Show (BBC Radio 4); Ten Pieces II (BBC Music/BBC2); I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here....Now (ITV2); Safeword (ITV2); Titch and Ted (CBBC/BBC2); Dick and Dom’s Hoopla (CBBC), Comedy Palace (CBBC); Richard Hammond’s Secret Service (BBC One); Bad Robots (E4); Blink (Channel 4); The Last Word (BBC Radio 4); Flashprank (MTV) and far too many of those '50 Greatest...' shows to name, but can be seen regularly on Channel 4, BBC Three and Channel 5.
THEATRE INCLUDES: Aladdin (Lyric Hammersmith); Beauty And The Beast (The- atre Clwyd); Dick Whittington (Theatre Severn); One Dark Night (Riverside Studios); Talent (Upstairs At The Gatehouse); Drive, Ride, Walk (Shunt); Midsummer Night’s Dream (Punchdrunk).
'OTHER' HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: a TED Talk at CERN and singing backing vocals for an Elton John tour!
COMPOSITION HIGHLIGHTS: The music and theme tune for CBBC/BBC 2’s 'Titch and Ted', in which she also stars; numerous original songs for BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show; a massed choral piece for the National Youth Choir of Great Britain; a flute duet arrangement of Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up, which she played with Sir James Galway on BBC Radio 3; her debut concerto, Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra, which has received finding from Arts Council England and PRS Women Make Music, and has numerous other projects in development inducing two musicals.
TRAINING: Wells Cathedral School and The Royal Academy Of Music. She was awarded a Foundation Fellowship by Wells in 2013 and presented with the honour of:
Associate of The Royal Academy in 2015, so she has more letters after her name, than in her name: VIKKI STONE PG DIP RAM LRAM ARAM (a ding-dong.)
2004 - DipRAM with excellence in performance by the Royal Academy of Music.
2008 - Channel 4 Talent Awards Nominee for Comedy Performance
2011 - Soho Theatre New Comedy Award Winner
2011 - Best New Show Nominee - Leicester Comedy Festival
2013 - Wells Cathedral School Foundation Fellowship for excellence in her field.
2015 - Royal Academy Of Music - Associate of The Royal Academy Of Music (ARAM) - officially awarded in May 2015.
2015 - H100 award for Theatre and Performance
2017 - BBC Radio Awards - Finalist for the BBC Proms Podcast
Vikki on BBC One's The John Bishop Show: