Rachel Tayler studied violin at Trinity College of Music London with Diana Cummings. On obtaining her Bachelor of Music Honours Degree in 1999, she was awarded the Trinity College of Music Mehroo and Byram Jeejeeboy Violin Prize. She continued to study at Trinity for another year (on a scholarship) to gain her Post Graduate Performer’s Diploma.


Rachel is the leader of The Heritage Ensemble and plays with many other orchestras including The London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, The Amici Chamber Orchestra, The Virtuosi of London, Jersey Symphony Orchestra and The Musicians of All-Saints with which she performed ‘The Lark Ascending’, Vaughan Williams Romance for Solo Violin and Orchestra in July 2002.


Rachel also performs with various chamber groups and is a founder member of the Sussex based Tilling Ensemble, which performed a World Premiere at the Rye Festival. Other recent Chamber music recitals include a performance at Rodin’s ‘The Kiss’ Exhibition (Lewes), The Lewes Festival, Uckfield and Portsmouth Music Clubs, Brunel University (Uxbridge), Seaford Music Society and Madingley Hall (Cambridge). Rachel has performed and received coaching on courses with The Bridge String Quartet, The Chilingirian String Quartet, and The Alberni String Quartet, and is 'Strings Specialist' at Roedean School.


Rachel is making a return visit to the Rye Festival in February 2004 to perform in the Winter Series.  


        Email: racheltaylor@barnsinfonietta.org

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