Fenella Barton has performed as a chamber musician at the BBC Proms, Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and internationally. Her collaborators include Martin Lovett, Hermann Baumann, Piers Lane, Thomas Carroll, Katya Apekisheva, Finghin Collins, the Vellinger and Medici Quartets, the Schubert, Esbjerg, Fibonacci, Red Note and Capricorn Ensembles and the Gaudier Ensemble formed of principal players of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
As leader of Jane’s Minstrels she broadcast on BBC Radio 3, toured the East and West coasts of USA and Scandinavia and recorded several CDs including Of Knots and Skeins for violin and piano by Anthony Payne with pianist Dominic Saunders. One CD was chosen by the Gramophone Magazine as a CD of the Year and another CD “Chambersax” with Kyle Horch and Friends was given a five star rating by the BBC Music Magazine.
Fenella has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 with pianist Simone Dinnerstein and has given a solo recital at La Salle Cortot, Paris. She has appeared as a soloist at festivals in the UK and internationally and has been a regular participant at the International Musicians’ Seminar “Open Chamber Music” at Prussia Cove.
"Fenella Barton showed herself as a gifted, decisive leader… "The Strad Magazine
"Violinist Fenella Barton... gave the U.S. premiere of Anthony Payne's quicksilver "Footfalls Echo in Memory" with urgency and grace."Los Angeles Times
"Barton's sensitive and stirring playing takes center stage, as it should."Sounds Like Now
“Barton engaged compellingly in promoting Schubert's honeyed and autumnal phrases”ClassicalSource.com
“...well poised and vivacious …she was a joy to hear and behold.”Manchester Evening News