Frances graduated with distinction in piano performance from the University of Victoria, BC, Canada in 2017. She then went on to complete her master’s degree in collaborative piano at the University of Toronto with acclaimed Canadian pianist, Steven Philcox. She has participated in summer programs such as the Franz Schubert Institute and Toronto Summer Music Festival, where mentors included Elly Ameling, Rudolf Jansen, Julius Drake and Christoph Prégardien. Her operatic training includes one year with l’Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal, and two years with the COC Ensemble Studio, where she music directed the world premiere of Canadian Composer Ian Cusson’s opera Fantasma. Other credits with the COC include Intern Pianist on Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Madama Butterfly, Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, and Verdi’s La Traviata.