Vivianne Belanger joined the Fort Wayne Philharmonic as the second flute in 2012. She is also the second flute-piccolo in the Drummondville Symphony Orchestra in Canada and previously was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. In addition, Vivianne has performed with ensembles such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lexington Philharmonic, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, the Ostrich Symphony Orchestras and I’Orchestre de la Francophonie.
A native of Montreal, Canada, Vivianne began playing the flute at age nine. In the years to follow, her passion for music grew, leading to the pursuit of a Bachelor in Music Performance from the McGill University Schulich School of Music in 2006. She went on to earn her Master of Music Performance and a Certificate in Performance from DePaul University. Her teachers include Mathieu Dufour, Denis Bluteau and Carolyn Christie.
While performing is her first love, Vivianne has discovered joy in the world of teaching. She is associate flute instructor at the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (School of Music). An orchestral player and chamber musician, Vivianne has a great desire to expand her repertoire and deepen her understanding of the flute.