She is an oboist and teacher who has performed with the English Northern Philharmonia and since moving to London with her husband, the trombonist Chris Fower, she has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and held the position of Principal Cor Anglais’ Chair with the Philharmonia Orchestra.
She has also been a regular recording musician with the ensemble known as In The Nursery.
Extremely active in the recording studio she has appeared on her own 2001 English Oboe Concertos along with albums that include the soundtrack of An Ambush of Ghosts, Anatomy of a Poet, Composite: The Brasilian Issue Soundtrack, Deco, Groundloop and Lingua by In the Nursery, A Tu Vera by Isabel Pantoja, Charles Fernandez: Music from the Ballet The Statue by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the compilations The Canticle of Man: The Music of Alan Rawsthorne, Halcyon Days: A Treasury of British Light Music and My England: A Collection of Timeless English Concertos where she appears with the English Northern Philharmonia.
She has appeared with the Philharmonia in their films Philarmonia Podcast 3: A Tribute to Dennis Brain (with Gustav Holst’s The Planets) and the 2010 Tristan und Isolde.
In the field of musical education she teaches at the Royal Academy of Music where she is an ARAM.
Here she is talking about the Cor Anglais..