Fiona has two sons, Dominic and Zachary. In 2006, Zachary was diagnosed with high functioning autism so Fiona put her career on the back burner in order to help and support him through his early school years, attending courses and learning as much as possible about autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.
Zachary moved from his prep school to a local primary school in 2011 which brought about a new and picturesque school run through the Berkshire countryside. Fiona feels the daily drive to Hampstead Norreys helped inspire her album ‘A Country Suite’ as the village, with its 12th century church, primary school, community shop and pub has changed very little over the years. In addition to the suite, the CD includes a further two of Fiona’s piano compositions, ‘Tempus Fugit’ and ‘Tristesse’ and the final track is an original Welsh folk song called ‘Tymhorau’ (‘Seasons’) with lyrics by Nia Williams.
Three tracks from ‘A Country Suite’ were voted into the Classic FM Hall of Fame Top 300 in 2015. The Hall of Fame is the most prestigious classical chart in the world and Fiona is extremely grateful to her friends and supporters for voting ‘The Landscape’ in at No. 154, ‘Tempus Fugit’ at No. 273 and ‘A Lad and a Lass’ at No. 299.
With a nod towards Hubert Parry who composed ‘Lady Radnor’s Suite’ in 1894, Fiona has composed and dedicated her new album to her friend, Melissa (The Countess of Radnor). The album is now available from Amazon and to download from iTunes.