VICKI HATHAWAY (OBOE)


Vicki has performed as soloist and in chamber music in Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Kitchener, on CBC Radio in Toronto and Vancouver, and with summer festival ensembles in Texas and Cape Cod, Massachussets. She was principal oboe of the Oshawa Symphony from 1982 to 2006, and frequently appeared as soloist with the orchestra. As a freelance orchestral player, her work takes her throughout southern Ontario. She has taught oboe and oboe pedagogy at the Unversity of Western Ontario, and now maintains an extensive private teaching practice in Toronto.

She grew up in Vancouver and began her musical training there. She studied at the University of British Columbia and the University of Western Ontario, with further studies in baroque performance in Vancouver, Boston and Toronto.

In addition to playing oboe and English horn, she has been a chorister most of her life, and currently sings alto with the gallery choir of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. She is an avid sailor, an ever-optimistic gardener, and an inveterate traveller.