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Miss Jenna Thackray

Biography

As a musician with eclectic influences, Jenna enjoys a varied career as an orchestral, solo, chamber and pit musician. She has performed with Hallé Orchestra, Opera North Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and English Symphony Orchestra.

Solo performance highlights include Henze’s The Emperor’s Nightingale for flute, alto flute and piccolo with chamber ensemble and ballet corps in Montepulciano, Italy, and the Nielsen Flute Concerto with Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, where she will return to perform the Reinecke Flute Concerto with Boston Sinfonia next season. She has also toured the UK with Opera North performing A Kingdom Under the Sea for flute and story-teller.

She played flute and piccolo in Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre’s Production of Into the Woods and in 2018 held the flute chair for Thursford Christmas Spectacular, the biggest Christmas Show in Europe.

A keen chamber musician, Jenna has performed across many prestigious venues throughout the UK and Europe including Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Hindemith- Musikzentrum, Switzerland, and Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte Montepulciano, Tuscany, where she will return in 2020 with her flute and clarinet duo, Salford Keys.

Jenna also enjoys collaborating with jazz and pop artists. Most recently she can be heard on Grammy award winning Bill Laurance’s (Snarky Puppy) new album with the Untold Orchestra. Other projects include touring across the UK with Gatecrasher Classical Orchestra and performing at Latitude and Creamfields Festival with Kaleidoscope Orchestra.

Jenna graduated from Royal Northern College of Music at undergraduate and postgraduate level with honours, supported by a John Fewkes (Leicestershire) Instrumental Scholarship, in 2016. She studied under the tutelage of Laura Jellicoe (RLPO), Paul Edmund Davis (LSO) and Jenny Hutchinson (BBC Philharmonic). Awards include the Foundation for Sport and the Arts Instrument Purchase Award, Ken Griffin Flute Prize (2nd place) and the Junior RNCM Woodwind Prize.

Contact Jenna

Address: West Didsbury
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M20
Phone: Show Number
Mobile: Show Number
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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