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Organiser of The Cotswold Ensemble: string quartet, tango quartet, string duo, solo cello for weddings & special events.
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Fiona Hedges had a year’s piano scholarship at Chethams Hospital School of Music where she studied with Anthony Goldstone, and also a long-term East Riding County Scholarship to study cello with Anna Shuttleworth, professor at the Royal College of Music, under whose tutelage she took a cello diploma while an Oxford University music undergraduate (Lady Margaret Hall) and a cello performance finals recital. Since 1981 she has taught piano, cello, double bass, junior class music, theory, A level harmony and composition, class recorder & class cello, all at Rye St Antony School, Headington. From 1996-2016 she was also the visiting teacher of classical double bass (and piano) at Headington Prep School. Fiona joined the Cotswold Ensemble in 1990 as a cellist, and she has managed it since 2008. She plays cello with the Harcourt Ensemble in chamber music concerts, leads the cellos when she plays with Oxford Sinfonia and other local semi-pro orchestras, accompanies Cumnor Choral Society in their rehearsals, and she continues her busy home-teaching and exam accompanying practice based in West Oxford.

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I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Early music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Classical crossover, 1920s era music, 1960s era music, 1930s era music, 1970s era music, 1940s era music, 1980s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Acoustic
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Accompanist
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Jacqui V, 2 years ago

Perfect in every way, thank you Fiona

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Kelly L, 2 years ago

I can't thank you enough for the hard work you put into my wedding to make sure it was truly beautiful. The music was stunning and you made sure you played all our favourite songs. Everything tied together perfectly and I can't thank you enough. .... I hope to work with you in the future. Many thanks, K&D xx

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Sue J, 2 years ago

Hi Fiona, Just to say how much we enjoyed your music on Saturday. Many guests remarked on how well it rounded off the celebration despite the weather. If you are playing at a public event in the area please let me know. It would be lovely to listen to the ensemble again.

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