About Us

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roger stimson Fedora StringsRoger Stimson – Violinist and Composer

Roger studied violin at The Royal Academy of Music where he was awarded the Orchestral Prize. He has worked as a principal with the Welsh National Opera  and as co-principal with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.Roger has played in most of the major concert halls in the UK and toured in America, Canada, Quatar, Hong Kong, Istanbul and Norway. He’s led the orchestra of the Vienna Festival Ballet and been a solo violinist with the London Balalaika Ensemble. Roger has composed works in a variety of styles including Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, a string trio , A Kind of Square Dance for String Ensemble and a number of songs  including two to John Clare’s poems which have been performed at the John Clare Festival. His latest composition is of 17 songs for a children’s story he wrote called “The Quest for the Golden Orchid”. His violin and cello duets Lunchtime Blues and Tangerine Tango can be listened to and bought here.

Joanna Borrett – Cellist and Composer
Joanna Borrett Fedora Strings

Joanna studied cello in London and Moscow. She toured North America as principal cellist with the Scottish Baroque Ensemble and shortly afterwards gave a recital at the Wigmore Hall, where the Daily Telegraph commented on her “bright impetuous personality” and “ardently responsive style”. She was the founder and artistic director of  Peterborough String Orchestra, which The Guardian reviewed as having “the responsive precision of a string quartet. The real emotional stuff of music making”. Joanna has recorded Bach’s first, third and 5th unaccompanied cello suites. Kevin Mayhew Publishers has just published Folk and Beyond her first collection of cello and piano pieces. Her opera aria arrangements are published by SJ Music and three albums of her cello duet compositions –Inspiration Cello! – are published by United Music Publishers.