Collins Trier, Double Bass

Hometown:  Glenview, Illinois

Joined Lyric Orchestra in 1980

Education:  Indiana University

COLLINS TRIER, double bass, has been a member of the Lyric Opera Orchestra since 1980. He serves as Principal Bass of the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, Music of the Baroque, the Contemporary Chamber Players of the University of Chicago, Present Music, the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, the Rembrandt Chamber Players, Bach Week of Evanston, and Fulcrum Point New Music Ensemble. He is also very active as a studio musician, performing on music for commercials and for a wide array of albums. Mr. Trier also specializes in pop and folk music and has toured with numerous Broadway productions. He has recently recorded a CD of his own music called "RAIN", on Northport Records. It features Mr. Trier playing the hammered dulcimer, and is now available at local record stores. Mr. Trier has performed with Earth Wind and Fire,  Amy Grant, Peter Cetera, Deep Purple, Yes, Andrea Bocelli, and played double bass on the hit single, “Tonight, Tonight” by the Smashing Pumpkins.

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