Jennifer Langridge, cello
Jen studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Eduardo Vassallo and went on to become a Junior Fellow of the RNCM as part of the Nossek String Quartet, which enjoyed a successful recital career for 10 years until 1999. After having her two children, Jen became a member of the BBC Philharmonic cello section until 2017.
Jen has been principal cello of Psappha Ensemble for 23 years, touring across Europe, North and South America, Australia, and most recently to Jerusalem. The group performs regularly on BBC Radio 3 and has made thirteen CD recordings. Jen has often performed as a soloist with Psappha, most notably at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms in 2004, playing Maxwell Davies, ‘Linguae Ignis’ for solo cello and ensemble.
Alongside her work as principal cello of the Northern Chamber Orchestra and Psappha, Jen is a member of the Victoria String Quartet. She is a cello tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music and also at The University of Manchester.
She plays on a Peter Walmsley cello 1729.