Jenny Glester started to learn Suzuki violin at the age of 3 with Helen Brunner. By the age of 11 she was giving recitals in this country and abroad, touring Sweden once and the USA and Canada three times.
Having obtained a degree in music from The University of Manchester followed by a Performance Diploma with Distinction from The Royal Northern College of Music, Jenny embarked on a successful freelance career and worked with all the major orchestras in the North West including The Halle, BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata, Northern Chamber Orchestra and Northern Sinfonia.
Jenny took the permanent position of Co-Principal Second Violin of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in 2004. During her 8 years there she became part of the music education team working in diverse settings within the community including delivering and evaluating music workshops for Sure Start and in mainstream schools. Jenny also worked at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital delivering music sessions across the hospital and worked for the Mersey Care NHS Trust delivering music sessions in a variety of mental health settings.
Jenny left her orchestral post to move to Bristol and to revisit her Suzuki roots. Jenny is passionate about the Suzuki philosophy and loves being part of the Suzuki Triangle. She finds the experience of using music to help a child grow into a well-rounded human being both rewarding and humbling.
Jenny leads the Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra, is Head of Strings at Bristol Grammar School and has a flourishing Suzuki studio in Bristol with students from books 1-8. She loves teaching at Suzuki workshops and has been invited to teach in Poland and around the SouthWest region of the UK.