Fiona co-founded Orchestra Vitae with Michael in January 2012.
A first study violinist, Fiona attended the Royal College of Music Junior Department before reading music at undergraduate and Master’s level at King’s College, London. She is now a scholar at the RCM where she is involved in research for her PhD. Her thesis is focusing upon the role of the Royal Albert Hall in London’s musical life. Since beginning her PhD Fiona has been asked to participate in four talks about the RAH’s archive. The talks were held during the 2012 Proms Season and were a collaboration between the RCM, RAH and the BBC Proms. Fiona has subsequently been invited to speak about her work on the Royal Albert Hall for Archives for London in April 2013.
Fiona performs regularly on a freelance basis in London and the South East. She plays as part of several chamber ensembles and orchestras and is a member of The Gibbs Trio, which she plays in alongside her brothers, Mark and Iain. The Trio performs regularly in London and across the South East giving recitals and providing entertainment at weddings and corporate events. Recent recitals have taken place at All Hallows by the Tower, London and at the Under Ground Theatre in Eastbourne.
Fiona began orchestral managing when Vitae was created and has since become involved in other projects at RCM and with King’s College, London.
Alongside her studies and other commitments Fiona teaches violin, piano and music theory privately and at a primary school in North West London.