Born in Wales, Manon began studying the oboe at the age of eleven. She attended the Royal Northern College of Music, gaining a Masters Degree. From 2003 until 2009 she held the position of Pirncipal Oboe with the Macau Orchestra. She now freelances with major orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, BBC NOW, Halle and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. She is also an examiner for the ABRSM.