Lorna was born in Scotland, where she studied clarinet with John Cushing at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Whilst there she won the clarinet prize, as well as The Governor’s Recital Competition. After emigrating to Perth, Lorna was appointed Principal Clarinet of the WA Arts Orchestra and upon its disbandment joined the clarinet section in WASO.
She has also performed with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Lorna has taught clarinet at the University of Western Australia and the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Lorna regularly played with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Opera whilst studying, and was appointed to the position of 2nd Clarinet of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the age of 20. Lorna has taken lessons with Jack Brymer, Jack McCaw, and Thea King. Credits to her name include being a finalist in The BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition and runner-up in The National Clarinet Competition. She was also awarded a scholarship to Yale University.