Jennifer Langridge 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 busy recital career for 10 years until 1999. She was a member of the BBC Philharmonic cello section for ten years until 2017 and was Principal Cello of Northern Chamber Orchestra until 2019. As well as being Principal cello of Psappha Ensemble, she is a member of the Victoria String Quartet and teaches cello at RNCM, JRNCM and Chetham’s School of Music.
Jen has been Principal Cello of Psappha since 1993, touring across Europe, North and South America, Australia. She has often performed as a soloist with the ensemble, most notably at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms in 2004, playing Maxwell Davies’ Linguae Ignis for solo cello and ensemble. She has performed Maxwell Davies’ Vesalii Icones at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, RNCM Concert Hall, Cheltenham and St Magnus Festivals. Jen has made numerous recordings for Psappha, including Moonfaring for cello and percussion by Anthony Gilbert, and has filmed many solo works for cello written by early career composers for solo cello for Psappha’s YouTube channel.
Jennifer Langridge is married to Tim Williams, percussionist and founder of Psappha, and has two sons who are both musicians.