It all began one Christmas when at age 7 years old, a guitar arrived under the Christmas tree in a cardboard box ….
Since that date, Fiona has performed solo recitals throughout the country, performed Rodrigo’s masterpiece, “Concierto d’Aranjuez” in the UK and Spain, been featured on live BBC radio and appeared on television as part of various chamber music groups. Solo and duo performance venues include cruise ships, music societies, London’s Purcell Room and Barbican Centre, various cathedrals and music clubs.
In addition to working as a performer, Fiona has frequently been described as an inspiring music teacher. She worked alongside many wonderful, insightful musicians as part of the ABRSM professional development team for many years and has been a featured guest soloist and teacher at various guitar festivals, including the “International Summer School” at West Dean. Fiona also co-hosted many hugely fun and popular residential flute and guitar courses in Oxfordshire, France, Portugal and Morocco.
Alongside performing and teaching, Fiona has adjudicated many music festivals across the UK. She has worked as an external assessor for the Royal College of Music Junior Department, worked as a teacher assistant at Yale University and provided inset training sessions for Surrey County Music Service.