As a teenager Jane Hyland was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain before winning a scholarship to study with Harvey Phillips and Antony Pini at the Royal College of Music. Whilst there she became the first recipient of the Ivor James Prize, awarded her by Sir Adrian Boult for her performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto.
An inspirational influence was Paul Tortelier, and after playing for him in a BBC tv masterclass she received a Countess of Munster Award to study with him and his wife privately in Paris.
On returning to Britain she was appointed the youngest ever Principal Cellist of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and at the same time began giving public recitals, starting with a live appearance on BBC tv. Her orchestral career continued with an appointment as Solo-Cellist with the orchestra of the Staatstheater, Kassel, Germany; and in London her debut was on the South Bank at the Purcell Room as part of the series Young Artists and 20th Century Music.
She regularly gives recitals and plays chamber music concerts and has made concerto appearances with orchestras in England and Wales.