- Junior Guildhall
- Oboe/Cor Anglais
Rachel has a varied musical career including performing, teaching, music arranging and running Chase Oboe Reeds. Whilst studying at Birmingham Conservatoire with Jonathan Kelly and George Caird she won the Birmingham and Midland Institute Woodwind Prize and the Rollason Award for Performance and was chosen to perform an Albinoni Double Concerto with George Caird. In 1995 she moved to the Guildhall School for her postgraduate studies where her oboe tutors were Richard Simpson and Kieron Moore. In recent years Rachel has worked with many orchestras and ensembles including the BBC Concert Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, Brandenburg SInfonia, New London Orchestra, Mozart Festival Orchestra and Southern Sinfonia. As a soloist she gives regular recitals with her accompanist Kevin Vockerodt and has performed a variety of Baroque Concertos with the Southern Sinfonia. As a teacher, alongside her Junior Guildhall teaching, Rachel works with many young oboists around London and Hertfordshire in a variety of schools and has tutored at the ‘Big Double Reed Day’. She is also a published arranger and makes oboe reeds for oboists around the country.