Clarinetist Fiona Cross by Katie Vandyck

Since her concerto debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, Fiona Cross has established herself as one of Britain's most outstanding clarinettists. She has appeared as a soloist with ensembles such as LPO chamber ensemble, Manchester Camerata, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Scottish Ensemble, English Sinfonia, Bournemouth Sinfonietta and Goldberg Ensemble and has been praised by the Guardian for her 'charismatic musicianship'. 

Her CD recordings include Nicola Lefanus concertino for Naxos, Horovitz Concerto conducted by the composer himself for Dutton, Robert Simpson clarinet quintet for Hyperion and a disc of original virtuoso  works for harp and  clarinet with the acclaimed harpist Hugh Webb for Dinmore.

She is a keen chamber musician and is a member of the New Music Players and the Kegelstatt Trio, and has been invited to play with the Vanbrugh, Alberni and Coull string quartets as well as performing  on a regular basis as soloist with the Adderbury Ensemble in the Holywell Music Room. She has performed many times at the Wigmore Hall and the South Bank Centre and has taken part in many solo recordings for BBC Radio 3. 

Fiona is principal clarinet with the Manchester Camerata and with them she has performed the Mozart clarinet concerto and the Strauss Duet-Concertino for clarinet and bassoon. She is also a regular guest principal of many of Britain's finest orchestras such as the Academy of St Martins in the fields, the London Philharmonic, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, the London Mozart players and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. She has also played extensively with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, which led to a personal invitation by Andras Schiff to perform at the Weimar Festival and collaborate in chamber music performances with him.  

Fiona is professor of clarinet at Trinity College of London.