Frances Angell is much in demand as a chamber music pianist, performing regularly with the Turner Ensemble, the Angell Trio, and the OSJ Chamber Ensemble and also as guest pianist with Endymion and Scottish Ensemble. She has given performances throughout Europe and the UK, in venues such as the Snape Maltings, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and the South Bank Centre as well as at Steinway Hall and Carnegie/Weill Hall in New York. Frances has broadcast for most German radio stations as well as Swiss Radio and NHK-TV and the Proms Chamber Music on BBC Radio 3, and recorded for the ASV, Lorelt and Guild Music labels.
Frances studied at the University of Manchester where her piano professor was Gordon Fergus-Thompson, followed by postgraduate solo piano studies with Niel Immelman at the Royal College of Music, where she won several prizes. Further studies with Andras Schiff and Menahem Pressler followed, with scholarships to the Banff Centre in Canada and the
Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies, where her Trio subsequently became Ensemble-in-Residence.
Frances often works with young musicians as pianist and coach for organizations such as the National Youth Orchestra, National Chamber Music Camp and Dartington Summer School. She has worked with eminent cellist Johannes Goritzki at the Eton Cello Masterclass and was the pianist for an extensive series of masterclasses given at the Britten-Pears School by Ida Haendel, Franco Gulli, Joseph Silverstein and William Pleeth. She has given masterclasses at the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
Frances is an experienced adjudicator and is also an examiner for the Associated Board. She is on the audition and mentoring panel for Live Music Now, has been invited to adjudicate competitions at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Trinity Laban Conservatoire as well as for the European Piano Teachers Association.