‘Electrifying’ – ‘extraordinarily animated’–‘featuring rare and natural charisma’….
These are words used to describe Fiona Pears, the beautiful and highly talented violinist
and composer from Christchurch.
Describing her musical influences as Stephane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt, John Williams
and Jean Luc Pointy, Pears performs Celtic, Classical, Tango, Jazz and Gypsy with
equal ease, sometimes all in the same composition!
Together with her talented band, featuring Ian Tilley on piano, Mike Ferrar on guitar
and Peter Fleming on double bass, Fiona will perform music from her own exciting
compositions, including brand new pieces from the latest CD. Expect a fiery melting
pot of flavours - and a thrilling, visually stunning experience.
New Zealand born and now dividing her time between London and this country, Fiona
has performed and recorded with artists such as Dave Dobbyn, Hayley Westenra, Bic
Runga, and has opened for Tony Bennett, Ottmar Liebert and ‘the clown prince of Denmark’,
the late Victor Borge. Personal highlights include appearing at Ronnie Scott’s world
famous jazz club in London and performing her own compositions and arrangements with
the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
Fiona has released two DVDs and four CDs to date. This concert is to celebrate the
release of her fifth studio album ‘Feeling’.