Originally trained as a linguist, oboist Fiona Last aims to explore as many musical languages as possible. Fiona’s interest in early instruments stems from the belief that understanding a musical style through the instrument for which it was written and vice-versa can bring a special kind of life to music-making. This coming season brings concerts and a tour to Germany with Tempesta di Mare, and performances with Piffaro, Early Music New York, Choral Arts Philadelphia, and the Lancaster Symphony. Fiona has also performed with The Gabrieli Consort, The Handel + Haydn Society, Opera Philadelphia, The City Musick, the Carmel Bach Festival, and at Les Jardins du William Christie in Thiré, France. In 2018 she was a fellow with The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Fiona has a Master’s degree in Historical Performance from Juilliard and degrees in Oboe Performance from Yale School of Music and Temple University.