Jane Gordon | violin
Jane’s expressive and refined performances have won critical acclaim, establishing her as one of the leading violinists of her generation. A wonderfully versatile musician, her musical activities span classical concerti, solo recitals, a wide variety of chamber music, period instrument performance and play/directing orchestras from the violin. She has performed extensively at major festivals and concert halls throughout Europe, Asia and America.
Jane has a long standing partnership with Jan Rautio in performances of duo repertoire and together with cellist Victoria Simonsen they play as the Rautio Piano Trio.
As a period instrument specialist, Jane has worked as guest leader with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (directing, UK), London Bach Society (directing, UK), European Brandenburg Ensemble (Trevor Pinnock, Germany), Early Opera Company (Christian Curnyn, UK), Casa da Musica (Laurence Cummings, Portugal) and is a member of the English Baroque Soloists, under Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
Off stage, Jane has written articles published in Classical Music Magazine and The Strad, and has given interviews on BBC Radio 3, World Service and Radio 4 on a variety of music-related topics. Jane is artistic director of Hastings Early Music Festival. In 2017 she was elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.