She started playing the baroque violin while a student at the Royal College of Music. After completing her studies there she won a Boise Scholarship to study at the Salzburg Mozarteum with Sándor Végh and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. While in Austria she performed and recorded with Concentus Musicus of Vienna.
She is also a founder member and regular leader of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. For over 20 years, she was leader of the English Baroque Soloists. She also plays with the Raglan Baroque Players and is director of the Sussex Baroque Players.
She is married to oboist Richard Earle.