Frances Jones is a performer, teacher, arranger and writer. She took a degree in music at the University of Reading and studied oboe with Sydney Sutcliffe at the Royal College of Music.
Frances has been delighting audiences with her eclectic and entertaining performances for over 25 years. She is equally at home performing on a number of wind instruments. Although particularly known throughout the Thames Valley, she appears in concert all over the British Isles, Western Europe and further afield in concertos, recitals and illustrated talks on various instruments. She appears regularly at St Johnís, Smith Square and at Eton College, and has performed for Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle.
As an alphorn virtuoso she has performed for the rock musician Sting, opened the Glastonbury Festival, entertained the Swiss Ambassador, played for the opening of the Swiss Consulate in Cardiff, for a number of events for the London Olympics 2012 and the First Light of the New Year ceremony in Taiwan. She has been featured on TV, BBC Radio and Swiss Radio and plays on the award-winning sound track for The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Frances is much in demand as a teacher and ensemble coach, and tutors regularly on alphorn courses in Switzerland and Austria. She has published numerous arrangements both for solo use and for the ensembles with which she works. She has recently completed a Doctorate about the influence of the alphorn on the classical composer.
Further details, sound clips and contact information are available on her website, www.AmazingAlphorn.