About Fedora Strings
We have been performing together and writing string sheet music arrangements and compositions since 2011. We have played our arrangements in recitals, at weddings and for recordings. Click on the tab above to see YouTube videos of our arrangements
Roger studied at The Royal Academy of Music where he was awarded the Orchestral Prize. He joined the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in 1969. 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, played palm court at the Sheraton Hotel, Doha and been a solo violinist with the London Balalaika Ensemble. Roger is an enthusiastic composer and arranger and his 15 Insect Songs has just been published by Spartan Press.
Joanna Borrett – Cellist
Joanna studied with Christopher Bunting in London and at the Moscow Conservatoire. She toured North America as principal cellist with the Scottish Baroque Ensemble. Shortly afterwards she gave a solo recital at the Wigmore Hall, where the Daily Telegraph commented on her “bright impetuous personality” and “ardently responsive style”. In 1983 she formed and became artistic director of Peterborough String Orchestra, which was soon reviewed in The Guardian as having “the sort of responsive precision you expect from a string quartet. The real emotional stuff of music making”. Joanna has recorded Bach’s first and third unaccompanied cello suites and enjoys arranging and composing. Her Four Famous Opera Arias arranged for Two Cellos is published by SJ Music.