Violinist and Artistic Director Fiona Hughes holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and Cleveland Institute of Music. A founding member of Three Notch’d Road, she is a versatile performer of both modern and baroque violin, appearing with Apollo’s Fire, Washington Bach Consort, Bach Akademie Charlotte, Boston Baroque, the Richmond Symphony, and the Handel + Haydn Society. Fiona has performed in numerous music festivals, including Kinhaven, Encore, Brevard Music Center, National Repertory Orchestra, Banff (Canada), BEMF (Boston), Staunton Music Festival, and Japan’s Pacific Music Festival. She looks to Stephen Rose, Adam DeGraff, Marilyn McDonald, and Lucy van Dael as primary mentors. Fiona’s period bows are by David Hawthorne and her violin is the ex-Vieuxtemps Claude Pierray (1720 Paris). Fiona spent her childhood in the Enchanted Circle area of northern New Mexico, and central Virginia has been her home since 1998.