Fiona Kizzie Lee
B.A. (Hons.), CUHK; MMus., King's College London; MA, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
FRSM (Dist.); LRSM (Dist.); LTCL (Dist.)
Having completed a master’s degree in Medieval and Renaissance music, Fiona is currently pursuing a specialised master’s programme in Renaissance Music at the prestigious Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, studying recorder and keyboards with Corina Marti.
In 2016, after having graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (first-class honours), Fiona has benefited from 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. During her undergraduate studies at the Chinese University, she was also awarded the Dean’s List, the Academic Creativity Award (2015) the Departmental Prize (CUHK, 2016), the Methodist WDSC Scholarship (2014/15), as well as the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Prize in 2012.
For Fiona, research and performance have always been equally important and the main pillars of her activities. In 2015, she delivered papers on early 17th-century Italian music at the 3rd Biennial Meeting of the East Asian Regional Association of the International Musicological Society 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. Apart from competition, Fiona performs frequently in Switzerland, Germany, England, Italy, Canada, Japan and most regularly, in her homeland, Hong Kong, taking up the responsibility as the ambassador for promoting early music in the city with members of L’Artiste.