Biography

Janet began composing at ten years old. She is largely self-taught, although has received valuable advice from several acclaimed composers.

Her music draws on wide-ranging life experience, including her initial career as a communicator in radio broadcasting. She made current affairs programmes first for BBC World Service, as a producer and reporter, and then reported for Radio Four programmes such as “Womans’s Hour”, “Today Programme”, and “The World Tonight”. Janet then specialised in health and science programmes, writing and presenting “Health Matters” BBC World Service for 13 years. She won awards for her programmes about autism, the brain and music.

Piano miniatures (with and without recorded sound) exploring life through the eyes of a child and the elderly, form the core of her output. She works extensively within the community, including 12 years for Little Missenden Festival, for massed musicians and children at the Royal Albert Hall, and has had large scale works performed by COMA

Janet composed and performed the piano music for Radio3 dramas, including “Amy’s View”, “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”, and “Three sisters Two”, and is published by ABRSM. Her all-inclusive pieces for many pianos have been performed widely including BBC Radio3

Janet is married, with three grown-up children, and lives in the Chilterns.

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