Fiona is based in Amsterdam and the UK, where she regularly performs with a number of different orchestras and ensembles including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, AKOM Ensemble and Philharmonia Amsterdam. She recently graduated from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where she studied with Ilya Grubert and Maria Milstein, and she previously obtained a 1st class honours degree from the Royal College of Music in London, where she studied with Jan Repko. Fiona has appeared as soloist with the Scottish Festival Orchestra, the Glasgow Chamber Orchestra and Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra, performing, among others, the Berg, Sibelius and Bruch concertos.
Recent engagements have included recitals at the Muziekkamer in Zaandam and the Papagenohuis in Laren with pianist Jaap Kooi. Fiona has a special interest in contemporary music and has performed works by Louis Andriessen, Salvatore Sciarrino, Edith Canat de Chizy and Boris Bezemer. In 2014, she recorded a set of solo violin pieces called ‘SPOTS’ by the Italian composer, Simone Fontanelli, and in 2015, she was the winner of the inaugural Contemporary Music Competition at the Royal College of Music.
Fiona is a former and founding member of the London-based Manon Quartet, which regularly performs at venues and festivals throughout the UK, including the Wigmore Hall and St.-Martin-in-the-Fields. She has appeared in masterclasses with Alina Ibragimova, Christoph Richter, Pavel Fischer and members of the Chilingirian, Ysaye and Smith quartets. She has also appeared live on BBC Radio 3, performing quartets by Brahms and Haydn. Fiona is kindly supported by the Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarships Trust.