Rachel Scott studied with David Pereira in Canberra and Robert Cohen in London. She has played as a soloist and chamber musician in the United Kingdom, Serbia, Albania, Finland, Hungary and Germany.
Rachel is the founder of the highly successful and innovative ‘Bach in the Dark’ concert series, through which she presents regular concerts with some of Australia’s best chamber musicians, actors and visual artists. She is known for her unconventionality – in programming, choice of artists, hair style, venue choices and delivery in concerts. She believes that concerts are a time of celebration – of listening, sharing and enjoying. Under the ‘Bach in the Dark’ label she has released three CDs, all regularly played on Australian Classical radio stations.
Rachel’s role as education manager for the Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF) means that she continues to provide underprivileged children with ongoing access to a quality music experience in the classroom, often training teachers as well – both musicians and generalist teachers. Rachel has also spent considerable time in East Timor as part of Mary McKillop International for whom she trained music teachers with the goal of independent delivery of music in primary schools in Dili and throughout Timor.
Rachel is now resident in Sydney and is in constant demand as a chamber musician and coach. When she’s not playing the cello, she tries to spend as much time as possible in the garden getting her hands dirty. Rachel plays on a cello made in 1749 that she calls Harold.