Fenella Barton is a founder member of the Pomegranate Piano Trio with Andrew West and Rebecca Hepplewhite. She 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, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Katya Apekisheva, Finghin Collins, the Vellinger and Medici Quartets, the Schubert, Esbjerg, Fibonacci, Red Note and Capricorn Ensembles and Gaudier Ensemble, the last 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 written for her 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 and 4 with pianist Simone Dinnerstein, which included the premiere of Phillip Lasser’s Chaconne Variations for Violin and Piano. She performed solo Bach and SonaPartita, written for her by Phillip Lasser at La Salle Cortot, Paris, Bermuda and in the U.K. She collaborated with Chris Hondros, noted war photographer, performing Bach Partita in D minor alongside a sequence of Iraq war photos in New York and Bath Abbey. 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