Sydney Opera House

Vivien Jeffery

Leader, Deputy Concertmaster

Born, Australia. Began Suzuki violin at 5 years of age. Commenced study with Alice Waten at the Australian Institute of Music, Sydney in 1998 and completed Bachelor of Music (honours) in 2002. Awarded scholarship to study in Melbourne at the Australian National Academy of Music for two years. Postgraduate study was completed overseas at the Hochschule für Music " Hanns Eisler" in Berlin, Germany, studying with Antje Weithaas. Winner of Dorothy Fraser Scholarship, Dorcas McClean Travelling Scholarship and Richard Goldner Award. Third prize winner in Gisborne International Competition. String finalist in Symphony Australia Young Performer Awards. Has performed as soloist with Orchestra Victoria, Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras