Biography

Fiona is from Edinburgh. She began playing the harp aged 14 and has been privilaged to study with Sophie Askew, Isobel Mieras and Savourna Stevenson. At 16, she gained a place at 'The City of Edinburgh Music School' where she was part of an inspiring learning environment, with exposure and involvement in a wide range of musical styles. Fiona became increasingly interested in composition work, and has since been earning much recognition as a composer/performer of new music for the Scottish harp.

From 2005-2008 she studied Composition at Dartington College of Arts, earning a First Class Honours degree. Fiona particularly enjoyed the emphasis that Dartington placed on collaboration work - frequenty performing alongside writers, theatre-makers and choreographers, as well as other musicians.

After completing a Mmus in Composition with Nigel Osborne, Fiona is now a freelance musician and composer based between Glasgow and Edinburgh. She has composed music for two feature films and several acclaimed theatre productions, including the award-winning 'The Inheritance'.  Her instrumental compositions have been performed by groups such as Mr Mcfall's Chamber, Drake Music Scotland and the London Sinfonietta.   

Fiona was recently one of the selected New Voices composers at Celtic Connections. She was fortunate enough to receive full funding from Creative Scotland, Musicians Benevolent Fund and The Hope Scott Trust to record her composition, and the cd 'Sleep Sound' will be released in 2014!  

Fiona is extremely passionate about teaching the harp and has many private pupils besides serving on the music staff at George Watson's College and Cargilfield school.

She can usually be seen performing solo, or with singer-songwriter/double bassist Amy Duncan. 

For details about Fiona's latest projects, please see the news section. Click here to request full CV.