Scottish Mezzo-Soprano Fiona Mackenzie is currently in the second year masters course at the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Kathleen Livingstone. Before taking up her place at the RCM Fiona studied with Ann Lampard on the Isle of Skye. During her four years at the RCM Fiona has taken part in various concerts and recitals and has taken part in master-classes with Sarah Connolly and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. After her first year of study Fiona represented the college at the Junior Ferrier where she was awarded the Joyce Budd Prize for second place.
In May 2011 Fiona made her Wigmore Hall debut with Samuel Coleridge-Taylors 6 Sorrow Songs. Opera excerpts at the RCM include the roles of Hansel in Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel, Carmen in Bizet's Carmen and Hermia in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. As part of the RCM’s International Opera School Fiona has covered the roles of Juno in Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, Lady Angela in Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience performed at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. Most recently played Oronte in Handel’s Riccardo Primo at the RCM as part of the London Handel Festival. Concert performances include Shostakovich's song cycle From Jewish Folk Poetry, Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music with the RSNO and Handel's Dixit Dominus and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater conducted by Jonathan Willcocks.