Originally from Melbourne, Vivienne Collier-Vickers studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and subsequently in Canberra with Hector McDonald.
While studying she worked with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Victoria as well as recordings for film and television. Whilst Vivienne plays a lot of orchestral music she also enjoys playing the ‘commercial gigs’ backing big name artists and bands.As well as playing the horn in the QSO she has also devoted many years to presenting Education and Preschool concerts. She has a passion for music education and bringing the wonders of the Symphony Orchestra to Queensland's youth and developing and nurturing our future audiences.
As a horn player, she loves the music of Richard Strauss and Mahler and loves the challenge of performing Mozart’s operas, but for listening she’s a fan of early music and classical instrumental music.
Originally planning on moving back to Melbourne after just a few years in Brisbane, Vivienne has been with the QSO for over 30 years after joining Queensland Symphony Orchestra in 1991.