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Rachel Benjamin (Viola, Copyist) Profile

Orchestral bookings (since May 2012)

  • Orchestras: Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, Chameleon Arts Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, De Havilland Philharmonic, London Concert Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Aminta Chamber Orchestra, Aurelian Ensemble, English Festival Orchestra, Orchestra Da Camera, Orchestra Nova, Pro-Arte.

Rachel's orchestral work also includes

  • Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • English Festival Orchestra
  • English National Ballet
  • London Concert Orchestra
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Opera Project
  • Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly Oxford Philomusica)
  • Pro-Arte Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

Other positions held

  • Teatro del Massimo, 1987-92
  • KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, 1985-87 (formerly Natal Philharmonic)
  • Orquesta Sinfonica Municipal de Caracas, 1979-81

Rachel has worked with a number of UK orchestras including the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, de Havilland Philharmonic, London Concert Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra.

Her Chamber Orchestra Work includes the Aminta Chamber Orchestra, Aurelian Ensemble, English Festival Orchestra, Orchestra Da Camera, Orchestra Nova, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and Pro-Arte.

In addition to her work as a freelance Violist, Rachel is also a copyist and has undertaken a wide range of copying from new music for Robert Cohen to full orchestral works.

Rachel has also formed her own company called Little Operas to provide transcriptions of large scale operas for small chamber groups. Professional contracts have included 'Eugene Onegin' for Co-Opera London, 'L'Elisir D'Amore' for the Isle of Man Opera, 'La Traviata', 'Die Fledermaus' and 'La Belle Hellene'.

Future transcriptions include 'The Merry Widow' and 'Manon'.

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

The Welsh College of Music and Drama (1975 - 1979). Rachel is a Licentiate of the Welsh College of Music & Drama and Trinity College, London, where she also has a Diploma in Viola Teaching.

Rachel was born in 1957.

Schools attended

The Queens School, Chester (1968 - 1975).

Prizes and Awards

2nd Year Prize Winner (Welsh College)

Teachers

Julio Hamza & Amanda Denley.

Rachel joined Morgensterns in June 1996

Rachel's web profile was last updated 25th May 2017

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