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. She is also a founding member of the Gagliano String Quartet, which was chosen as the sole Australian representative in Australia’s Bi-centenary year, 1988, at the Fourth International String Quartet Competition in Portsmouth, under the Direction of Yehudi Menuhin. She was a member of the Sydney String Quartet for four years and has led the Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra since 1992. 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.
Lady Sings the Viol24 Aug
Concert 2 - Lady Sings the Viol CD launch
Directed by Jennifer Eriksson
“Lady Sings the Viol”, the latest Marais Project CD, brings together five wonderful singers – and some of Australia’s finest instrumentalists – who individually and collectively present 700 years of very special songs for voice and viol accompaniment. Everything from medieval English love songs to Edith Piaf, John Paul Jones, Elena Kats Chernin, Chattanooga Choo Choo and Marais. This will be the CD launch of the year. What better place to appear than the wonderful Independent Theatre where we return after several years’ absence.
Date: 7.30pm Saturday 24th August
Venue: The Independent Theatre, 269 Miller St North Sydney.
- Belinda Montgomery, Mara Kiek, Narelle Evans, Nicole Thomson and Megan Cronin – voice
- Jennifer Eriksson, Catherine Upex, Shaun Ng and Imogen Granwal – viols
- Tommie Andersson – lutes and guitars
- Alex Cronin – double harp
- Llew Kiek – gittern
- Jess Ciampi – percussion
Tickets – $38/34 at door; family ticket $100 (2 adults + 2 children); bookings ph 9955 6455; on-line at:
Note: tickets for the concert are available from The Independent Theatre only or through purchasing a Seasons Ticket from this site – http://theindependent.org.au/
Lady Sings the Viol Full Price Tickets: $38 -
Lady Sings the Viol Concession Tickets: $34 -
Lady Sings the Viol Family Tickets: $100 (2 adults + 2 children); -
Plus $3.00 booking fee.
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