Fiona Kizzie Lee
Early Music Performance - Musicology
B.A. in Music (Hons.), CUHK; MMus., King's College London; MPAM (Medieval Music) & SPAM (Renaissance Music),
Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
FRSM (Dist.); LRSM (Dist.); LTCL (Dist.)
Fiona is currently reading a Doctorate in Musicology at the University of Zürich, with the graduate school's start-up grant for her project on 15th century German Organ Tablatures.
Fiona pursued her three Masters’ degrees in Basel and London. In 2016/17, she received the Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund 2016/17 and the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence 2016-17 which sponsored her for her Master’s degree in Musicology (Distinction) at King’s College London. Directly after, she moved to Basel to attend the class of Corina Marti at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, earning a Master’s degree in Performance of Medieval Music (Distinction, 2019) in Medieval Recorder and Keyboard instruments. To further her knowledge in early music, she earns a further Specialised master’s programme in Renaissance Music (Distinction, 2021) in Renaissance Recorder and Keyboard instruments, also in the class of Corina Marti.
As a researcher, Fiona delivered papers on early 17th-century Italian music at the 3rd Biennial Meeting of the East Asian Regional Association of the International Musicological Society in 2015 and in 2016, in the 17th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music in Canterbury, U.K..
In the field of performance, Fiona’s main instruments are the recorder and the organetto, but she is also an apt player on a variety of Medieval-Renaissance wind and keyboard instruments, including the pipe and tabor, double recorder, shawm, clavisimbalum and clavicytherium.
As a soloist and also with the groups she directs/co-directs (L’Artiste, Ensemble .q.p.i.t., and La Fiamma), she has won runner-up positions in the Parsons Scholarship for Wind, Brass and Percussion Instruments for four times and has also been a finalist and semi-finalist in the International Young Artists Competition in York, England (2019) and the Internationaal Van Wassenaer Concours in Utrecht, Netherlands (2019) respectively. Fiona performs frequently in Switzerland, Germany, England, Italy, Canada, Japan and also in her homeland, Hong Kong.