Rachel has recently completed her Bachelor of Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, and is currently studying her Honours year under the tutelage of Suzanne Johnston.
She performs with the Australian Chamber Choir, and holds a choral scholarship with the Cathedral Singers at St Patrick’s Church, East Melbourne.
Rachel is a keen conductor, having participated in development programs and masterclasses with internationally-renowned conductors, including Benjamin Northey and Warwick Stengårds.
She is Associate Conductor for Opera Scholars Australia, and has had the opportunity to conduct the Alpha Sinfonia and Sinfonie Australis with a 100-voice choir, alongside Australian conductor Guy Noble at the annual Opera in the Alps and Opera in the Market events in Beechworth and Melbourne.
In 2016, Rachel conducted the debut performance of Architectonics; a collaboration of Melbourne-based composers who present unique concerts that explore the relationship between architecture and music. The concert took place at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, and featured Errik-Sven Tϋϋr’s ‘Architectonics,’ as well as premiering the works of five University of Melbourne composers, inspired and designed for the venue.
Rachel is a regular violinist in several Melbourne orchestras, including the Australasian Orchestra and the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra.