Victoria Chatterley grew up in Western Australia, and after early adventures with the piano and ballet, discovered the horn at the age of 12. After studying with Darryl Poulsen at the WA Conservatorium, she moved to Sydney to pursue a career as a professional horn player. Victoria spent 22 years as a member of the horn section of the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, having the opportunity to work with many great singers, conductors and fellow musicians. During this time, she also appeared as a guest with other orchestras including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony and Malaysian Philharmonic. Since moving to Orange in early 2017 with her family she has spent time working on other interests – gardening, permaculture and brewing beer among other things. She is continuing her playing, with regular appearances with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra as well as some more local projects. Victoria had a small teaching studio for many years in Sydney, and began teaching at the Orange Regional Conservatorium in 2018.