Frances Norbury - Biography
Frances Norbury read music at St John's College, Cambridge, before taking up a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied baroque oboe with Katharina Spreckelsen. In 2002 she was awarded the Noble House Early Music Prize. Since graduating she has worked with The Sixteen, St James Baroque, Irish Baroque Orchestra, Oslo Barokkanerne, The Dunedin Consort, Ex Cathedra, The Early Opera Company and the Classical Opera Company. She works for The King's Consort and the Gabrieli Consort, and future plans include a tour with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in March 2007, as well as tours with the European Brandenburg Ensemble under Trevor Pinnock. She is a member of The Oboe Band, currently Ensemble in Residence at the Royal College of Music.
Frances studied at the Abbaye aux Dames in Saintes and was a member of the Jeune Orchestre Atlantique, which provides training in classical and romantic repertoire. In 2004 she was awarded a Fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, and spent a month in Paris, Berlin and Vienna researching baroque dance.