Leader Profile

Jane MacDonald



Jane began playing the violin at school in Bedfordshire when she was 8 years old and was lucky enough to carry on having peripatetic lessons until she left school at school at 18 having enjoyed a very active youth music scene during those years.  She continued to play at university whilst studying law and even managed to join a student orchestra in The Netherlands whilst studying for a year at the University of Leiden.

Since moving to Ipswich in 1994 (which is also when she became a member of Ipswich Symphony Orchestra), Jane has played in numerous orchestras, chamber groups and other ensembles.

Jane is married and has two children (one of whom currently also plays violin in ISO), and is currently retraining to become a primary school teacher.