Fiona Tibbles – sopraan

Fiona Tibbles is a New Zealand based soprano with wide experience as a soloist and vocal ensemble member. She has sung and toured with the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir and New Zealand Youth Choir. She currently sings with New Zealand’s professional ensemble, Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir. She has featured as soloist with the early music organisation Age of Discovery since 2012, and is a founder member of the St Patrick’s Cathedral vocal ensemble.

Fiona has studied the Art of Gesture in Melbourne with Helga M. Hill OAM, and in 2014 was engaged by the Early Arts Guild of Victoria to present period costume, gestured performances of Campion’s ‘Squire’s Masque’. As a solo singer, her particular interests are in repertoire from the baroque to early-Romantic periods, as well as in 20th and 21st century genres.

Fiona has been the recipient of a number of prizes and awards, including the L.C.M Saunders Choral Scholarship, the Founders’ Choral Scholarship, the George Turner Wilson Music Trust Scholarship, the University Singers’ scholarship, the Anthony Jennings Memorial Prize, the Anne Bellam Scholarship, the Evelyn M Harrison scholarship, and the Beatrice Ratcliffe Postgraduate Scholarship in Music. She completed her Master of Music degree at the University of Auckland in August 2017; Fiona plans to move to Europe in 2018 to further her career.