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Full Length Biography

Jane Salmon is especially well known as a chamber musician. Her work has taken her to more than 45 countries across the world and has involved her in more than 60 CD recordings, numerous broadcasts, first performances, festivals, and concerts in many major venues. 

Jane was cellist of the Schubert Ensemble, winner of the Royal Philharmonic prize for chamber music and a leading exponent of music for piano and strings for 35 years. The group commissioned over 35 new chamber works and appeared at major European venues including Wigmore Hall in London and the Concertgebouw , Amsterdam. 2018 saw the group's celebratory final season with over 50 concerts including two return tours to the USA. A library of live performances are now available on the Schubert Ensemble's YouTube channel. 

A member of the National Youth Orchestra, Jane read music at Clare College Cambridge and studied cello with Amaryllis Fleming and Johannes Goritzki, attending masterclasses with Pierre Fournier. She was awarded a number of scholarships and awards and selected by YCAT with recitals at the Wigmore and Purcell Room, a solo tour of India in 1995 and was on stage solo cellist in the National Theatre production of Arthur Millers 'Broken Glass.' 

A founder member of Endymion, which championed new music as well as classical repertoire, she has performed in many premiers. The group ran a series of Composer Portraits at the South Bank,worked with Opera Factory (including a TV recording of Birtwhistle's Punch and Judy), recorded a series of English Chamber Music and has performed several times at the BBC proms. Jane also has been guest principal with the Scottish and English Chamber Orchestras and London Sinfonietta and played with the Academy of St Martins and Chamber Orchestra of Europe. She continues to perform chamber music in other ensembles with a recent Wigmore Hall appearance and return visits to teach on a course in Santa Fe USA . She is a tutor in cell0 and chamber music at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

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