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Fiona Shea


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Violinist Fiona Shea is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Music degree at Rice University, where she studies with Professor Kathleen Winkler. A recent graduate of the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles, Ms. Shea received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees while studying with Professor Robert Lipsett.

She has appeared as concerto soloist with numerous orchestras in Texas including the Mesquite, Waco, Conroe, Kingsville, Abilene, and Lubbock Symphonies as well as with orchestras in Illinois, Michigan, Colorado, and California. Recent appearances as soloist include performances with the Pacific Symphony, Riverside Philharmonic, Burbank Philharmonic, Aspen Chamber Symphony, and as part of Colburn’s 2024 Gala, conducted by Maestro James Conlon. She was featured as one of the soloists in Colburn’s 2019 Concerto Showcase and has performed in masterclasses with artists including Ray Chen, Stefan Jackiw, and Hilary Hahn.

Most recently, Ms. Shea was third-prize winner in the 2024 Ann & Charles Eisemann International Young Artists Competition, gold medalist and audience choice winner in the 2023 Young Texas Artists Competition, first-prize winner in the 2021 Hennings-Fischer Young Artists Competition, and was the recipient of the 2022 Dorothy DeLay Fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Ms. Shea has enjoyed opportunities to study and perform chamber music while at Colburn as an active member of the Baroque and Contemporary ensembles and through various summer festivals including LyricaFest Boston, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Taos School of Music. 

A native of Lubbock, TX, Ms. Shea began her studies with Texas Tech University Violin Professor Dr. John Gilbert. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with family and friends. 


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03 upcoming events

  • 7/21/2024- 4pm Taos School of Music Chamber Concert 


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