Jane Faulkner studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Manoug Parikian. While there she was the recipient of various prizes. After leaving the RAM she worked as a freelance orchestral player before joining the orchestra of English National Opera where she held a sub principal position. She subsequently formed the English Piano Trio, and with this group has performed throughout the UK, on London concert platforms and abroad, and recorded many CDs. The English Piano Trio’s recording of chamber works by Malcolm Arnold for Naxos was part of a Gramophone Award. Jane regularly performs duos, and as the violinist with other ensembles. Her interest in the piano trio led to her forming the Piano Trio Society, a flourishing organisation promoting the piano trio, particularly in education. Jane was also the founder of the Sarratt Festival of Music, now in its 22nd year. She is an established violin teacher and chamber music mentor. Jane plays on a violin by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume of 1855.