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Rachel Messiter (Cello) Profile

Rachel's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: De Havilland Philharmonic, London Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Son Orchestra, Worthing Symphony Orchestra.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Aurelian Ensemble, English Pops Orchestra, New London Sinfonia, Sinfonia ViVA.
  • Shows: Sweeney Todd.
  • Sessions: London Telefilmonic Orchestra.

other items of interest …

  • London Concert Orchestra
  • Worthing Symphony Orchestra
  • Syd Lawrence Orchestra
  • Scottish Bach Players
  • Camerata Santa Dorotea - principal
  • Milton Keynes City Orchestra
  • Candlelight Opera - principal
  • Orchestra of St Paul's - principal
  • Parnassus - principal
  • Chelmsford Sinfonietta
  • Whitehall Orchestra
  • Colchester Sinfonia
  • Bartholdy Chamber Orchestra - principal
  • Sinfonia Ariella - sub principal
  • Paul Dunton Orchestra
  • Aurelian Symphony Orchestra
  • Wallace Ensemble


  • London Telefilmonic Orchestra

Chamber Music

  • Arbory String Quartet
  • Ariella Strings

Training Orchestras

  • North London Philharmonia - principal


  • Dvorak Cello Concerto with North London Philharmonia
  • Schumann Cello Concerto with Stevenage Symphony Orchestra
  • Soloist at Kol Nidre services, The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John's Wood, London

Rachel's freelance work comprises a variety of orchestral playing, chamber music, solos and sessions. Rachel graduated BMus with first class honours from the University of Birmingham in 2003, having been awarded both the Roland Gregory Prize and a Barber Undergraduate Prize by the University. She then went on to complete a Master's Degree in Music Performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying cello with Sally Pendlebury and baroque cello with Alison McGillivray. In 2004, Rachel won the Hertfordshire Young Musician competition.

Rachel has performed the Dvorak cello concerto with Lewes Concert Orchestra and the North London Philharmonia, and the Schumann cello concerto with Stevenage Symphony Orchestra. She has played principal cello with the English Pops Orchestra, the Camerata Santa Dorotea and the De Havilland Philharmonic, and is a member of the London-based Arbory String Quartet.


Graduate studies

  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama - MMus Music Performance, Post Diploma Orchestral Training, 2003-4
  • The University of Birmingham - BMus Music with Honours Class I, 2000-3

Prizes and Awards

  • Hertfordshire Young Musician competition - Winner, 2004
  • Roland Gregory Prize - The University of Birmingham, 2003
  • Bob Gibbons Award - Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra, 2003
  • Barber Undergraduate Prize - The University of Birmingham, 2002


Sally Pendlebury, Kate Setterfield, Alison McGillivray (Baroque)

Rachel joined Morgensterns in December 2013

Rachel's web profile was last updated 28th Mar 2019


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