Rachel studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and Royal Holloway, University of London, and has a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Performance from Salford University.
Freelance playing spans symphony, chamber and opera orchestras, including Welsh National Opera, London Festival Opera, The Camerata of London, the West End Theatre and the contemporary Tacet Ensemble.
Concerto and recital performances have taken her around Europe and to Japan, Zimbabwe and the USA. In the UK she has given recitals at the Fairfield Halls, St John’s Smith Square, the National Theatre, the National Gallery, Kensington Palace and the Royal Pavilion Brighton to critical acclaim. In addition, Rachel regularly performs in the Brighton, Edinburgh, City of London and Canterbury Festivals.
Rachel has made numerous recordings and broadcasts for TV and film, including BBC Radios 3’s Hear and Now and Radio 4’s Classic Serial. Her playing has inspired new works from several British composers, some of whom are included on her first CD Summer was in August, which has featured on Classic FM.
Rachel is a qualified coach and mentor and is passionate about inspiring others to fulfil their goals and dreams. She has tutored at the University of West London, examined for Trinity College London, reviewed for Sheet Music Review Magazine and part produced and edited both volumes of The Ragtime Flute.
In addition to solo flute, Rachel also collaborates with:
A favourite combination is the flute and harp duo as the instruments look and sound beautiful together and help to create a unique atmosphere for each celebration.
We specialise in music for weddings and corporate functions.
For weddings, we can provide music for any part of your special day including before and during the ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast. Music choices include classical, folk, light jazz and pop and celtic. It is usually no problem to find specific music for requests and arrange something especially.
For corporate functions, we provide music to create a unique ambience and atmosphere for drinks functions or that special function that requires music to give it a little “lifting” with style!
The combination of the flute and guitar creates a unique atmosphere for whatever occasion. The wealth of repertoire from Bach to contemporary, including Latin American and Spanish music, makes this duo a perfect choice.
Rachel and Paul have worked together for many years, giving recitals across the UK and abroad.
The Hilser Trio “Les Trois Rachels” is a professional Flute Cello Piano Trio based in the Southeast of England, made up of three outstanding artists, all called Rachel!
They specialise in giving recitals with their extensive classical repertoire in addition to playing for parties, corporate functions and weddings. As a trio they are rapidly earning a unique reputation with their wide repertoire, from Baroque to contemporary music, playing in concert and as guest artists on cruiseships.
Rachel and Emilie work together as a recital duo and have a wide range of repertoire in their exciting programmes from Baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary repertoire. One of their specialist areas is the French repertoire and they often theme their programmes to suit the concert or occasion.
The Wind Quintet is a popular choice for weddings, corporate events and concerts.
This popular ensemble has a wide range of repertoire across all genres, including classical and upbeat pop and show tunes. They have given recitals across London and played for a range of corporate functions and dinners.