Jennifer completed her undergraduate in viola performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with a full scholarship. During her time at the RWCMD, she held placements with the Welsh National Opera and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Recently, Jennifer has enjoyed performing with the BBC NOW in concerts broadcast live on Radio 3. Since graduating with First Class Honours in 2011, Jennifer is currently completing a Masters in Performance at the Royal College of Music, where she studies with Simon Rowland-Jones. She is specialising in orchestral performance and receives training from Caroline Harrison and Robert Turner of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and LSO respectively. Jennifer is grateful to be supported in her postgraduate studies by the Dewar Arts Awards and the Duncraig Trust.
An enthusiastic chamber musician, Jennifer was a winner at the National Chamber Music Competition for three consecutive years, before being invited to participate in the London String Quartet Symposium in 2007. In both 2009 and 2010, she won the Steinitz Bach Prize and, on graduation from the RWCMD, was awarded both the Peter Esswood Prize for Strings and the Gabb & Co Prize for Chamber Music. Most recently, she has enjoyed performances at St James’s Piccadilly and King’s Place.
During her time at the RWCMD, Jennifer gained a diploma in instrumental teaching from the ABRSM. She has worked for the RWCMD’s Junior Music and Access Studies Department as a strings tutor for the Junior and Senior Orchestras, as well as providing coaching assistance for chamber groups.
Jennifer is passionately committed to promoting music to children and has participated in numerous workshops for children. Most recently, she designed, and participated in, a composing project which was used by the RWCMD to train students as workshop leaders.