Jacqueline graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia. During her studies there she took part in masterclasses with cellists Rohan da Sarem, Anner Bylsma and Paul Tortelier. She was a finalist in the ABC Instrumental and Vocal Competition and performed the Dvorak Cello Concerto.
Jacqueline went on to become a full time member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and later played with the Australian Opera and Ballet companies. She broadcast and recorded recitals for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and gave many solo and chamber recitals throughout Australia. Jacqueline also toured China and Hong Kong, where she gave recitals and masterclasses at the Conservatories in Xian and Tianjin, and at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
On moving to the United Kingdom in 1990, Jacqueline undertook further study with Christopher Bunting, Colin Carr and Pedro de Alcantara, and has also had coaching from Steven Isserlis. She studied baroque cello with Anner Bylsma. Now based in Oxford, Jacqueline works freelance, combining chamber music and solo performances with orchestral work and teaching. She enjoys performing early music on her 18th century Italian baroque cello, and modern repertoire on her modern cello. Recent concerto performances include Finzi Concerto, and Brahms Double Concerto with Olivier Bonnici, violin, and the Oxford Studio Orchestra