Jill Morton – Piano
Jill started up Encore! in St Neots in 2013. She had been enjoying a busy career as a performer and teacher until 2009 when she took some time out to have her 2 children. Jill really missed the excitement of performing live and wondered how she could combine this with her new role as a Mum. After much thought, the idea of organising concerts where parents and carers could bring children without worrying about them having to sit still or keep quiet was formed.
Jill enjoys a highly successful career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. Her performances have taken her throughout Britain and across Europe and have received critical acclaim. Since making her professional debut, she has performed in all the major concert halls throughout Britain and has been heard on BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night as soloist with the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Jill studied with Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was awarded the prestigious Concert Recital Diploma (Premier Prix) in her final year. Following her studies, she was delighted to take up the position for a season as Pianist in Residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada where she performed regularly as soloist and as collaborator with internationally renowned musicians.
She has been invited to give masterclasses at universities and specialist music schools throughout Britain and is also becoming recognised as a competition adjudicator. Jill also teaches at the Perse School in Cambridge.