Jane Salmon has established a reputation as one of the busiest and most successful cellists of her generation. Her work as a chamber musician and as a recital soloist has taken her to more than 45 countries across the world and has involved her in more than 60 CD recordings, broadcasts for radio and television, festivals and performances in many leading venues.
As cellist of the Schubert Ensemble of London, a leading exponent of music for piano and strings, she has recently toured China and the Middle East, given the New Years Day concert at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and performed at the Bermuda Festival. Regularly giving over 50 concerts a year, the Ensemble tours extensively, appears regularly at the Wigmore Hall and King’s Place in London and broadcasts frequently on BBC Radio 3. In 1998 the Ensemble’s contribution to British musical life was recognized by the Royal Philharmonic Society when it presented the group with the Best Chamber Ensemble Award, for which it was shortlisted again in 2010. The Ensemble records regularly for Chandos, the most recent release being of music by Enescu and a Dvorak recording to be released in June 2012.
As a recitalist Jane has premiered solo works on BBC Radio 3 and in concerts on London’s South Bank and Wigmore Hall. Recital tours have included two visits to India where solo performances to large audiences were juxtaposed with educational work in Madras, Bangalore and Calcutta. She has performed at Birmingham’s Town Hall and Symphony Hall in recitals with Thomas Trotter. More unusually, Jane was the on-stage cellist in the Royal National Theatre’s award-winning production of the Arthur Miller play ‘Broken Glass’. A graduate of Cambridge University, Jane studied the cello with Amaryllis Fleming, Pierre Fournier and Johannes Goritzki. She won numerous prizes and awards and was selected for promotion by Young Concert Artists Trust which launched her solo career. Although the Schubert Ensemble has been her principal commitment for nearly twenty years, Jane has been a member of the Endymion Ensemble and the Caird Oboe Quartet and has worked as guest principal cello with the London Sinfonietta, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra. Jane is a cello tutor at Birmingham Conservatoire where the Schubert Ensemble is Ensemble-in-Residence.