Fiona Ziegler Fiona began her violin and piano studies at the age of five with her mother, Sydney violinist, Eva Kelly. At the Conservatorium High School she studied violin with Christopher Kimber and Harry Curby, piano with Nancy Salas and cello with Lois Simpson, attending master classes with Valery Klimov, Igor Ozim and the Quartetto Beethoven di Roma.
Fiona is one of Sydney's leading baroque violinists and has performed with Ensemble de la Reine and frequently with her own baroque trio, Concertato. She was a founding member of The Australian Fortepiano Trio and the Trio Pollastri, and has made regular performances with the Renaissance Players, Sydney Chamber Choir, Coro Innominata, the Sydney Soloists and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Fiona has recently extended her musical interests to the mandolin and is a member of the Sydney Mandolin Orchestra. She has been an Assistant Concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony since 1995 and plays on her mother's two-hundred-and-fifty year-old Testore violin.
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The concept behind "Lady Sings the Viol" was to create a CD of "covers" of popular tunes. Five very different singers individually and collectively perform songs from 1300 to the present day including music by Piaf, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin's bassist), Schubert and Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin.
Performer: Baroque Violin
Representing a landmark in the maturity of early music performance in Australia, The Marais Project presents "Love Reconciled", a recording to play often and savor deeply.