Who's who in the orchestra

Fiona Higham

Second Violin

Fiona Higham

Joined the LPO in 1989

Chair supported by David and Yi Buckley

Fiona studied the violin at the Royal Academy of Music in London under Professor Ralph Holmes, having previously attended The Purcell School. She then went on to work as a freelance violinist with a number of the UK's high-profile ensembles including the Orchestra of St Johns Smith Square, City of London Sinfonia, London Sinfonietta, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, before becoming a member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Second Violin section in 1989.

In addition to performing with the London Philharmonic Orchestra on stage, Fiona also regularly takes part in the Orchestra's education programme, leading workshops designed to introduce young children to music-making, working with schools on composition and performance projects, and participating in jazz improvisation workshops.

Fiona featured in the 'Backstage' interview in our Autumn 2017 edition of the Orchestra's magazine, Tune In. Read the interview here.