Portrait By Emilie Bailey

From a portrait series shot at The Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey, London SE1. Make-up by Freddie Stoppler.


John Grant & the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Royal Festival Hall, London

(Photograph by Abbey Raymonde)

In November 2014 I orchestrated songs from John's two solo albums, "Queen of Denmark" and "Pale Green Ghosts", for a UK tour with the Royal Northern Sinfonia. The tour sold out and received phenomenal reviews.

"Fabulous, Fantastical, Magnificent" 5/5
- The Guardian

"The collaboration-with-an-orchestra that all other collaborations-with-an-orchestra call "Sir".. it's probably my gig of the year. And yes, I know in the year Kate Bush hit the road that's asking for trouble, but hey. Completely incredible"
- Ian Wade, The Quietus.

Zürich Chamber Orchestra meets Annakin

Orchestrations of Annakin's songs from her studio albums "Torch Songs", "Icarus Heart", "Falling into Place", "Stand Your Ground" plus an original arrangement of "She Moved through the Fair" for voice and orchestra, and a premier of original work "Fantasie for String Orchestra". Performed by the Zürich Chamber Orchestra at Kaufleuten, Zurich, 28th January 2014, featuring percussionist Manu Delago. Photo courtesy of Patrick Frischknecht

Gemma Ray & the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg

Live broadcast for Radio Eins (Berlin) featuring full orchestra for songs from the albums "Lights Out Zoltar!" and "Island Fire". Several live gigs with the orchestra followed on from this performance, and we worked with the orchestra again to record arrangements for Gemma's forthcoming album.

Placebo "Loud Like Love TV" Album Launch

To launch their seventh studio album, Placebo broadcast a gig live on Youtube to a worldwide audience - the first time an album has ever been launched this way. Click here for the full performance.


Roy Harper 70th Birthday Concert, Royal Festival Hall, London

Re-orchestration of Roy's back catalogue for 8-piece ensemble, in the wake of the sad and sudden death of his long term collaborator, composer David Bedford. The ensemble became "The David Bedford Players" in his memory. Photograph courtesy of Tracy Harper.


String Orchestra Recording Session, Assault & Battery Studio 2, London.

Recording an original piece entitled "Relationships for String Ensemble" (3 movements).


Conducting A String Session Ror Placebo's "Loud Like Love" Album

Air Lyndhurst Studio 1, London. Photograph by Charlie Targett-Adams.


Fiona Brice is a classically trained orchestral composer, arranger and violinist. She has orchestrated arrangements for more than thirty studio albums by artists including PLACEBO, JOHN GRANT, ANNA CALVI, ROY HARPER, MIDLAKE, ED HARCOURT, KATE NASH, GEMMA RAY, SARAH JAFFE, VASHTI BUNYAN, HOWARD JONES, STEPHANIE DOSEN, SANDY DILLON, MICHAEL J SHEEHY, ANTHONY REYNOLDS and THE SEPARATE.

She also specialises in adapting songs and scores for concert performances eg. ROY HARPER LIVE AT THE ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, GEMMA RAY LIVE WITH THE BABELSBERG FILM ORCHESTRA (Berlin), and ANNAKIN & THE ZÜRICH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA.

As a violinist she has performed and recorded with many high profile artists including KANYE WEST, JAY-Z, BEYONCE, LEMAR, MEATLOAF, LEONA LEWIS, IL DIVO, RUSSELL WATSON, KATHERINE JENKINS, KATIE MELUA, GORRILAZ, WESTLIFE, ROBBIE WILLIAMS.

She also collaborates as a songwriter, writes music for theatre, plays piano, keyboards, and sings.

I'm currently working on a couple of short film scores plus arrangements for John Grant and the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra.

Here's a recent arrangement of Anna Calvi's "Strange Weather" featuring Patrick Wolf, performed by the Metropole Orchestra at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Out now... "John Grant and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra: Live in Concert" - live recording from BBCMediaCity, originally broadcast on 6Music
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