Fionnuala Hunt studied at the Hochschule für Musik, Vienna, with Franz Samohyl & Wolfgang Schneiderhan.
She is Professor of Violin at the RIAM since 2004, teaching violin at all levels. She is also Visiting teacher at Chetham’s Music School, Manchester, since 2014 and taught at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 2015-2019.
Since 2010 she has maintained close contact with Mauricio Fuks (Professor of Violin, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University), observing his teaching methods as a means to developing her own pedagogical methods.
Fionnuala was Director of joint Orchestral Leaders’ Seminar, Royal Irish Academy of Music & Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 2011.
She has given masterclasses in a number of conservatoires internationally, including:
- Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2004 – 15)
- Chugye University, Seoul & National University, Seoul
- Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing & China Conservatory of Music, Beijing
- Shanghai Conservatory of Music & YK Pao School, Shanghai
- Dulwich College, Beijing
- Australian Youth Orchestra, Summer Camp 2009, Director of Chamber Orchestra.
As a performer, Fionnual Hunt has been guest leader of the following orchestras:
- London Symphony Orchestra
- BBC Philharmonic
- BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
- Melbourne Symphony
- Scottish Chamber Orchestra
- RTE National Symphony Orchestra
- Ulster Orchestra
- Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
- Hallé Orchestra
- Opera de Lyon
- Orchestra de Cadaqués
- Symphony Orchestra of Brittany.
Fionnuala gave the world premiere of Bill Whelan’s Double Concerto Inishlacken at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC, and subsequent live performance on BBC TV for the 2002 Proms in the Park.
Tangos & Dances, Fionnuala Hunt & RTE Concert Orchestra, CD, Avie, 2006
P. I. Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings & Souvenir de Florence, Fionnuala Hunt (dir.), Irish Chamber Orchestra, Black Box Music, BBM 3004, 2001
Strings A-Stray: Contemporary Works for Strings, Fionnuala Hunt (dir.), Irish Chamber Orchestra, Black Box Music, 1999
Silver Apples of the Moon, Fionnuala Hunt (dir.), Irish Chamber Orchestra, CD, Black Box Music, BBM1003, 1997
Irish Fantasy, Fionnuala Hunt (violin) & Una Hunt (piano)