Violinist Fiona Hughes holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and Cleveland Institute of Music. A founding member and Artistic Director of Three Notch’d Road: The Virginia Baroque Ensemble (, she is a versatile performer of both modern and baroque violin, appearing with Washington Bach Consort, Boston Baroque, Bach Akademie Charlotte, the Richmond Symphony, Chatham Baroque, 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).