Rachel Wick is a graduate of St Peter’s College, Oxford and the Royal Academy of Music
She plays with many of the UK's leading orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. She also plays a nineteenth-century Erard harp, most recently with the Gabrieli Consort and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique.
Rachel has performed live on stage with the English rock band Procol Harum and for Quincy Jones’ 85th birthday concert at the O2 Arena. She is also an active chamber musician, appearing at festivals and music clubs across the UK. She 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 Academy's Junior Academy, and coaches for the National Children’s Orchestra.
In May 2018 she was made an Associate of the Academy (ARAM). She is the co-director of the Dunster Festival.