Jane Faulkner studied violin at the Royal Academy of Music with Manoug Parikian. While there she won many prizes for both ensemble and duo performance. She was selected to perform at the Purcell Room as part of the Westmoreland Concert series, and following this recital, she was described as ‘one of Britain’s front rank musicians’ (Daily Telegraph).
After her studies, Jane Faulkner held a sub principal position with English National Opera Orchestra for a few years. Following this, she formed the English Piano Trio and combined this with teaching and freelance playing with London orchestras. The Trio’s first tour was in Turkey and led to recitals and tours in many European countries, most often in Spain, Italy, Austria and Germany. The Trio performs regularly in the UK and has given many concerts in London, including the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room. Jane has recorded for Meridian, Kingdom, Dutton Epoch and Naxos labels.
Jane also appears with other chamber ensembles, and performs regularly in both a string trio and violin and piano duo.
Jane has been teaching violin for many years and is well known as a chamber music coach for many different instrumental combinations. Her particular interest in the piano trio led to the formation of the Piano Trio Society which is a flourishing organisation dealing with all aspects of the piano trio ensemble.
Jane plays on a violin by Vuillaume, dated 1860.