Jacqui graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia. She subsequently became a full- time member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and later played with the Australian Opera and Ballet companies. She broadcasted and recorded recitals for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, gave many solo and chamber recitals throughout Australia, and toured China and Hong Kong. On moving to Oxford, Jacqui became a freelance musician, combining teaching, chamber music and solo performances with performing in orchestras such as the Milton Keynes Sinfonia, Oxford Symphony Orchestra, John Radcliffe Orchestra and Didcot Concert Orchestra. She plays an 18th-century Italian baroque cello as well as a modern cello. She joined Moonrakers in late 2018 and from 2019 joined Jon as a tutor at the Folk Orchestra events.