|Sun 25 Mar 2012, 7:30pm–10:00pm|
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Violinist and composer Fiona Pears started performing as a soloist with orchestras at the age of twelve. Now based in both London and New Zealand, she has forged a career as an international soloist and recording artist.
Since being in the UK, Fiona has composed and arranged the music for her performance with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra and has gone on to arrange music for recording artists such as Hayley Westenra and The Choirboys. She was also asked to arrange and perform her own version of “Schindler’s List,” for BBC television and her music videos have been played on Classic FM TV in the UK and Europe.
In recent years Fiona has toured extensively and has performed and recorded with artists such as Dave Dobbyn, Hayley Westenra, Bic Runga and Heather Nova. She has also opened for artists such as Tony Bennett, Ottmar Liebert and the late Victor Bourge.
Fiona, along with her amazing band, will captivate you with her passionate and exuberant violin playing. She has become an international artist and composer and has matured into an effervescent and charismatic performer. Apart from her playing, she has continued to earn respect as a talented composer. Her music is often based on her life’s experiences of travelling and meeting people as well as her love of many different musical styles.
Fiona’s band is a cleverly chosen group of exceptional musicians, including husband and musical director Ian, who have both the ability and the confidence to perform her compositions incorporating various music styles including Celtic, Classical, Gypsy and Tango with a twist of jazz thrown in.
Fiona Pears – Violin, Mike Ferrar – Guitar, Ian Tilley - Piano, Pete Fleming – Bass, Greg Donaldson - Drums.
SIT Centrestage Theatre, Invercargill
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