Tutor in Oboe
Jenny was taught by Elizabeth Fyfe in Scotland before moving to Manchester to study at the RNCM under the tuition of Hugh McKenna, Jonathan Small and Thomas Davey. Whilst still a student at the RNCM she was appointed Sub Principal Oboe of the BBC Philharmonic at the age of 22, a position she held for seven years until becoming Principal Oboe in 2000.
She is also regularly invited to play Guest Principal with some of the UK’s finest orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Northern Sinfonia. She was also invited to join the World Orchestra for Peace for the Solti Centenary concerts in the USA in 2012, and also for their BBC Prom in 2014.
Jenny has appeared as a soloist with the BBC Philharmonic many times, in performances of the Strauss, Mozart and Vaughan Williams concertos, as well as some lesser known repertoire including a short concerto written for her by Bill Connor. Her recording of the Malcolm Arnold Concerto was released by Chandos in 2001. She will also be premiering a new concerto by Edward Gregson in the 2019/2020 season, which the BBC has commissioned him to write for her.
Jenny is delighted to be part of the oboe department of her former college, and hopes she can help her students enjoy their time at the RNCM as much as she did.