Jane Burroughs began violin lessons in England and developed a life-long love of chamber music as a member of Pro Corda (the National Association of Young Chamber Music Players), with whom she gave concerts at the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Banqueting House, Albert Hall and Snape Maltings. She later became a member of the Britten Pears Orchestra.
Jane was awarded a King Edward 7th Memorial Scholarship for study in Cologne, Germany, in the class of Igor Ozim and Gorjan Kosuta. She also became a member of the Arioso Quartet and had regular lessons with the Amadeus Quartet. As a member of the Arioso Quartet, she gave concerts in Germany, Austria, Italy and England and was given a scholarship for a week’s intensive lessons with the Shostakovich Quartet. She also toured extensively as a member of the Chamber Orchestra of the Young German Philharmonic and played in the Rhineland Chamber Orchestra, Cologne for several years.
After moving to Australia, Jane became a member of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, with whom she played as Associate Concertmaster, Principal First Violin and Principal 2nd Violin on many occasions. She continued to play in the Arioso Quartet, giving regular concerts in Adelaide and also performing for Musica Viva in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. The Quartet also undertook an extensive tour of New Zealand.Jane moved to Queensland to take up a position in the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in 1995. Since then, she has played as Concertmaster in the orchestra’s Intimate Classics Series and also performed in the roles of Associate concertmaster and Principal 2nd Violin on many occasions. She continues to enjoy chamber music as a member of the Adina Quartet.