Rachel is a graduate of St. Peter’s College, Oxford and the Royal Academy of Music.
She freelances with many of the UKs leading orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
She also plays a nineteenth century Erard harp, most recently with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Rachel has performed with the English rock band Procol Harum and for Quincy Jones’ 85th birthday concert at the O2 Arena.
Rachel is also an active chamber musician, appearing at festivals and music clubs across the UK.
She has recorded with New College and Christ Church Cathedral Choirs, Oxford and has broadcast live on Classic FM from Buckingham Palace with Her Majesty’s Choir of the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace. Other film and session work includes playing on Howard Goodall’s album Inspired, ITV’s Sound of Music ‘Live’, appearing on screen in Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation and on Google’s ‘Inside Abbey Road’ virtual online tour.
Rachel teaches harp at Berkhamsted School, City Junior School and the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music and coaches for the National Children’s Orchestra. In 2018 she was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. She also co-founded the Dunster Festival, a chamber music festival which takes place in May each year alongside education projects with local schools.