Fra Rustumji is in demand as a violinist and violist based in London. Classically trained, she performs with various ensembles. Her main interest lies in contemporary chamber opera, for which her performances have received critical acclaim (for Shadwell Opera, A Soldier’s Tale: “Fra Rustumji on the violin is superb” and for Brolly Productions, Clocks 1888: The Greener: “…exceptional beauty and clarity of tone”).
As a chamber musician, she performs regularly with the Florian quartet and has appeared as guest violist with the Dante Quartet. She has recorded for Paul Terry and Cellarscape; Woven Entity; Femi Temowo and Engines Orchestra as well as for composer Paul Clark and for Multi-Story Orchestra on the NMC label. She is passionate about cross-genre collaborations and particularly loves to work with actors and dancers. Collaborations include a showing at Battersea Arts Centre with the New Movement Collective, exploring improvisation between instrumentalists and dancers, and with actors of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
Fra is a member of Le Collectif, a multi-genre artistic collaboration who host spectacular and intimate immersive shows, notably at the Barbican Pit Lab sessions and at the warehouse on Eade Road. She has covered an on-stage violin/viola role at the Royal Opera House in Julian Philip’s Opera How the Whale Became and joined Joss Arnott Dance in 2017 for their Autumn tour of ‘V’ for solo dancer and viola. Fra studied with Krysia Osotowicz and David Dolan for her master’s at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama after graduating from King’s College, Cambridge University in 2011.