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Fiona Sweeney

Fiona Sweeney

Duo - Instrumental

Instrumentation

  • Fiona Sweeney - Flute
  • Ben Eames - Piano

Repertoire

Flute Sonata - Prokofiev

Flute Sonata - Poulenc

Le Rire de Sarai- Connesson

Fantasie - Frhüling

Carmen Fantasie Brillante- Borne

Canzone- Samuel Barber

Cleveland Times- Ned McGowan

Be still my Soul- Rhonda Larson

Ballade-Perilhou

Concertino- Chaminade

Hypnosis- Ian Clarke

Duo for flute and piano- Copland

Sonatine- Dutilleux

Sonatine- Sancan

Andante pastoral et scherzettino- Taffanel

Introduction and Variations on “Trockne Blumen”- Schubert

Flute Sonata- Carl Vine

Romance in D-flat for flute and orchestra- Saint Saëns

“Undine” Sonata- Reinecke

Flute Concerto- Liebermann

Flute sonata - Liebermann

Chant de Linos- Jolivet

Fantasie- Hue

Flute sonata- Hindemith

Biography

Fiona Sweeney:

Before moving to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Fiona studied at the Junior Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Ruth Morely, where she was awarded the annual ABRSM Scholarship and was the winner of the Junior RCS Concerto Competition in 2016. Fiona was a scholarship holder for her undergraduate degree at the Guildhall School and was awarded a first-class honours degree, in addition to the Concert Recital Diploma for excellence in her final recital. She was also awarded The Principal’s Music Prize. Fiona will complete her postgraduate studies on the Orchestral Artistry course, also at GSMD in July 2022, where she studied with Gareth Davies, Christopher Green and Philippa Davies. During her time at the Guildhall, Fiona won the Needlemaker’s Prize for Woodwind.

Orchestrally, Fiona is currently on trial for second flute and piccolo with the Opera North Orchestra, and has recently played with the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Antonio Pappano. Fiona has played principal flute with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Ungdomssymfonikerne and The Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, and has also played with the Dorset Opera Festival Orchestra. Fiona also enjoys working in theatre and was a part of the Thursford Christmas Spectacular Orchestra in 2021, and will join again this year. In addition, Fiona is looking forward to joining the London Sinfonietta Academy in June 2022.

Fiona has recorded a flute sonata written by composer and french horn player Richard Bissill for his CD ‘Panoply’, and has performed at Wireless Festival with grime/R&B legend, Stormzy.

Ben Eames:

Ben Eames is a pianist who currently performs both as a soloist and with chamber ensembles throughout Scotland .

He completed his Masters of Music in piano performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance studying under Douglas Finch. During his time at Trinity Laban, Ben’s repertoire focussed primarily on late 18th/early 20th century piano works with particular emphasis on Russian composers.

In July 2014, Ben Graduated from Edinburgh Napier a university with a 1st Class honours studying under Simon Coverdale. In 2013, Ben performed Mozart’s Concerto in C major No.21, K.467 with the Edinburgh Napier Chamber Orchestra. Whilst at Napier, Ben won multiple prizes, including the Horace Fellows Medal, the Elizabeth Ritchie Medal, the Christina Pentland and the Chopin Medal.

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