Rachel Smith

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Professional flautist based in London, combining orchestral, chamber and recital work with teaching.

Dr Rachel Smith studied at Royal Holloway, University of London and the Royal Northern College of Music and in 2013 graduated as a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Salford, Manchester. Concerto, recital and freelance work have taken her across the UK and around the world. She has played in the West End Theatre and contemporary music ensembles, and tours regularly with London Festival Opera. Her playing has inspired new works from several British composers, some of which feature on her first CD Summer was in August. With the Hilser Trio, Rachel is a regular classical artist on Saga cruises and also works with pianist Jakob Fichert in recital and with P&O cruises. Rachel also performs with Camellia Flute and Harp Duo for weddings, ceremonies and parties and corporate events. Rachel has also qualified as a BASI skiing instructor, yoga instructor, and is often seen running around Richmond Park at dawn training for triathlons!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
Jazz, Pop, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Easy listening, Light music, Marching
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Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Examiner, Musicologist
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From customers:

Classic F

“Charming performance”

Verity –, 14 years ago

Versatile playing with a clear, pure tone