Francesca progressed through the National Children’s Orchestra and National Youth Orchestras of Great Britain, before reading Music at Newnham College, Cambridge, holding an instrumental award scholarship.
Following her undergraduate studies, she won a full scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music where she was the principal horn of all Academy orchestras and winner of numerous awards, including the prestigious Dennis Brain Memorial Horn Prize.
Graduating with distinction, she was appointed principal horn of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Santiago, Chile, before returning to London in 2011 to launch a freelancing career. Francesca is the principal horn of Orchestra of the Swan and an established soloist and chamber musician.
Francesca works with many of the top UK orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the London Chamber Orchestra. She also works as a session musician with the London Metropolitan Orchestra and with theatre companies, including the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Francesca teaches at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and firmly believes in the importance of music education.