Fiona Howe trained as a classical pianist and flautist alongside a degree in literature. Her grandmother sang and played jazz piano, passing on her gift for improvisation and a taste for blue notes.
Fiona is an established independent film producer, her most recent credits being a trilogy of feature films for which she has also composed and performed the soundtrack music: Desire (Nominated Best UK Feature, Raindance Film Festival), Delight (Nominated Best Feature, Moscow International Film Festival) and most recently a full orchestral/choral score for Delirium (world première, official selection Moscow International Film Festival 2017). The Delirium soundtrack album 'Requiem For The Living' was released in April 2017 ahead of the film's UK release in July, and has just been nominated Best Original Score for a Drama Feature, 2017 Reel Music Awards.
Fiona began songwriting several years ago in tandem with her film composition. She released her début album Mermaid’s Work in 2016, eight songs exploring the connection between the female psyche and the sea, a kaleidoscope of emotional colours shifting and moving with the ebb and flow of the tide, creating an intimate, mysterious sound. The songs are scored sparingly, with violin and cello underpinning and interweaving the vocal and piano lines and occasional colour from flute and harp, but they are also accessible and melodic.
She is currently active on a number of other projects including a musical novel She Danced, structured around a collection of love songs.