Rachel lives in Glasgow and enjoys a varied freelance career as a soloist, chamber musician and member of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Originally from Holmfirth in West Yorkshire, she studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Peter Lissauer and James Clark, and subsequently at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Alexander Janiczek. In addition to winning the major prizes and scholarships during her studies, in 2011 Rachel was selected as a Young Artist in Residence at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
As a chamber musician Rachel performs regularly with groups including the Kapten Trio, Spencer-Strachan Duo and Red Note Ensemble, and she has appeared with artists including Benjamin Grosvenor, David Watkin and Susan Tomes.
Passionate about music education, Rachel leads workshops and outreach projects across the UK and abroad with SCO, BBC SSO, Red Note Ensemble, Starcatchers and Live Music Now. She is also a vocal coach for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.