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Fiona Studebaker

Fiona Studebaker began playing the fiddle at the age of 9 on an instrument handmade by a local fiddle maker in her hometown, Bolivar, TN. She learned to play by ear and throughout her childhood was part of a gospel bluegrass band made up of her and her siblings. Fiona began classical violin lessons at age 12 and was the concertmaster of her high school youth orchestra. She went on to study violin performance at the University of Memphis in Tennessee where she graduated with honors and a bachelor's degree. She earned her Master's Degree and Artist Diploma in Violin Performance and often served as concertmaster of the orchestra at Shenandoah University. Fiona currently teaches violin and fiddle lessons at her home in Winchester, VA. She performs with the National String Symphonia in Frederick, MD and the Rose Hill Chamber Orchestra in Berryville, VA. She occasionally performs as a substitute with the Roanoke Symphony and the Maryland Symphony. She performed as a member of the Southwest Florida Symphony in Fort Myers, FL for two years from 2015 to 2017. She made her solo debut in 2016 performing The Lark Ascending with the Performing Arts Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington D.C. in Reston, VA.