Rachel Wick is a graduate of St Peter’s College, Oxford and the Royal Academy of Music
She has performed with many of the UKs leading orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, London Mozart Players, and City of London Sinfonia, as well as with orchestras further afield including the European Union Youth Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of India and Norwegian Opera. She also plays a nineteenth-century Erard harp, most recently with the Gabrieli Consort and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. With the Senbla Concert Orchestra, Rachel has performed live on stage with the English rock band Procol Harum and for Quincy Jones’ 85th birthday concert at the O2 Arena.
Rachel has recorded with New College and Christ Church Cathedral Choirs, Oxford and has broadcast live on Classic FM from Buckingham Palace with Her Majesty’s Choir of the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace. Other film and session work includes playing on Howard Goodall’s album Inspired, appearing on screen in Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation, being filmed for Google’s ‘Inside Abbey Road’ virtual online tour, and playing in the session orchestra for ITV’s Sound of Music ‘Live’.
Alongside a large private teaching practice, Rachel teaches harp at Berkhamsted School and the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music, and coaches for the National Children’s Orchestra. With her flute duo partner, Thomas Hancox, she plays for the charity CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust giving outreach concerts in primary schools.
In May 2018 she was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. Rachel is also the Artistic Co-Director of the Dunster Festival, a classical chamber music festival which takes place in May each year.