Jane Rogers is one of the UK’s leading exponents in baroque and classical viola.
At the age of sixteen she was awarded a music scholarship to st Edward’s College Liverpool and went on to study viola at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
During this time she gained a place in the European Union Baroque Orchestra and then began freelancing in the field of Early Music. She was co-principal viola in The English Concert for ten years and played principal viola with The English Baroque Soloists, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and The King’s Consort.
Jane is currently principal viola with The Academy of Ancient Music, La Nuova Musica and Brecon Baroque. She also plays frequently with Arcangelo, Classical Opera, Dunedin Consort, Florilegium, Il Pomo d’Oro and La Serenissima.
A keen chamber musician Jane was also a member of The Amsterdam String Quartet, Terzetto and The Eroica String Quartet during which time she worked closely with Professor Clive Brown.
Jane’s recording career has been prolific and she has featured on over 200 CD recordings for Erato, Channel Classics, Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, Hyperion and Chandos as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player.
Jane enjoys and devotes a great deal of time to teaching and coaching chamber music.She holds a post of professor of historical viola and viola d’amore at the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music and The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Jane has taught and given masterclasses at The Royal Conservatory Amsterdam, The Prince Claus Conservatoire Groningen, The Royal Irish Academy of Music Dublin, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Birmingham Conservatoire, The Royal College of Music London, Trinity College Dublin, Sydney Conservatorium, The Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne and The Hong Kong Music Academy.
In 2016 Jane qualified as a Bach Flower Remedies practitioner and gives workshops and sessions on performance anxiety.