Born in Stepney, London, Jane Serter began piano lessons at the age of 8, and began to compose at the same time. At the age of 13 she won a Junior Exhibition for piano to the Guildhall School of Music. Her secondary education was received at Lady Edridge Grammar School, Croydon. On leaving school she attended St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, where she read Modern History. On leaving Oxford, she worked at a variety of jobs – mostly in education, both at the primary level and in adult and further education. Deciding that she wished to focus on composing, she gained a Master’s Degree in Composition from Manchester University in 1993. She currently teaches the piano in Leeds – dividing her time between her home on the Kintyre peninsula in Scotland and her home in Leeds.


Jane Serter: A Meditation @ The Warehouse, London
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm
Jane Serter: When Crossing Lines @ Holst Room, Morley College
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Music In Step With The Times

This concert by The Cornelius Cardew Concerts Trust (CCCT), is in conjunction with Morley College’s Music Department.

The Ivory Duo and Piano Quintet De Madrugada perform compositions written in response to the Call for Compositions of the Cornelius Cardew Concerts Trust over the past few years.

Born to Society Michael Chant [piano duo and string quartet]; Cross Purposes (extract) Paul Sarcich [solo piano]; For an Alternative Hugh Shrapnel [piano duo]; One World Alison Doubleday [piano quintet];Seven Resonances Jonathan Case [piano duo]; The World Transformed Rob Cooper [piano quintet];Toccata and Momentum Lesley Larkum [piano duo]; Troposphere Elif Nur Karlidag [piano duo]; When Crossing Lines Jane Serter [piano quintet].

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