2018, 2015, 2013, 2011
“What a great idea! A long time overdue and what a wonderful opportunity to catch up with old friends and colleagues.”

Fiona Sargeant


Associate Principal Viola – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Australian Hometown(s): Ballarat & Melbourne
Education: Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Stuttgart


Fiona Sargeant has held the position of Associate Principal Violist with the MSO since 2008. As a student of Lawrence Jacks and Marco Van Pagee, Fiona graduated from VCASS and later VCA with distinction. She studied Viola performance and Chamber Music in Stuttgart with Hermann Voss and graduated with the highest result ever to be given to a violistat the Staatliche HochschulefürMusik und DarstellendeKunst Stuttgart.Fionawas also a finalist in the Maurice Vieux International Viola Competition, France. In Stuttgart she worked in the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra and was Violist of the Koechlin Ensemble.Fionahas studied with Ulrich Koch Wolfram Christ, and Emile Cantor as well as being Solo Violist in DetJyske Chamber Ensemble in Denmark and Solo Viola with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Switzerland

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