Rebecca Hammond

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Rebecca Hammond


Rebecca Hammond MMus PDOT (Guildhall School of Music & Drama) has enjoyed a career for the past two decades as a freelance bassoonist, specialising in Historical Instruments. Having studied in the UK (Guildhall School) and abroad (Paris; Saintes), Rebecca's performing career has led a truly international path. She played for many years with leading French orchestra Les Siecles, and has been invited as a visiting bassoonist in orchestras spanning the globe, from Norway to Moscow, Jerusalem, Palestine, Mumbai and Melbourne.

Rebecca is a regular performer with many world-class ensembles including The Academy of Ancient Music, The English Baroque Soloists, The English Concert, The Gabrieli Consort, The Hanover Band, The London Handel Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Orchestre Romantique et Revolutionnaire and The Sixteen.

Equally at home in the orchestral pit as on the concert platform, Rebecca has performed multiple seasons in venues including Palais Garnier, Versailles, Glyndebourne Opera, The Royal Opera House, and Garsington Opera. As a ballet enthusiast, she has also enjoyed touring with The Royal Danish Ballet, and the Hofesch Schechter companies.

Rebecca has performed on a wide variety of commercially available recordings and videos, most notably those by Glyndebourne Productions, The English Concert, The Oboe Band, Collegium Musicum 90, The Gabrieli Players, Les Siecles, and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

As a founder member of The Oboe Band, Rebecca spent two years with the Ensemble in Residence at the Royal College of Music, where she has since returned as Visiting Adjudicator.

When Rebecca is not busy playing (or watching!) music, she enjoys exploring the natural world with her young family, tasting new cuisines, practising yoga, wild swimming, and gardening.