Fiona Thompson began studying cello in her native England at the age of seven and studied with Leonid Gorokhov at the Royal Northern College of Music, and with Ronald Leonard at the University of Southern California.

Ms. Thompson is currently the principal cellist of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra as well as Artist-in-Residence with the Mendelssohn Piano Trio at Messiah College. She is also a member of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and Concert Artists of BAltimore, and regularly plays with the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra in D.C. with whom she recently toured Japan. Her chamber music appearances include the Embassy Series in Washington D.C. for which the Mendelssohn Piano Trio are the resident group, National Gallery of the Arts, Phillips Collection, Penn Alps music festival and Spoleto Music Festival in South Carolina.


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