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Rachel Simms

Contrabassoon

Bmus (Perf) LRAM

PROFESSIONAL WORK
BBC Symphony Orchestra (bassoon and contra)
BBC Concert Orchestra (bassoon and contra)
Bath Philharmonia (bassoon)
Bournemouth Sinfonietta (contra)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (bassoon and contra) - Permanent extra since April 96
Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra (bassoon and contra)
Britten Sinfonia (bassoon and contra)
Brunel Ensemble (bassoon and contra)
Chamelean Arts Orchestra (bassoon and contra)
English Chamber Orchestra (bassoon and contra)
English Sinfonia (Contra)
European Womens’ Orchestra (bassoon and contra)
Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra (bassoon)
Glyndebourne Touring Opera (contra)
Halle Orchestra (bassoon and contra)
Kokoro Ensemble (bassoon & contra)
London City Opera (bassoon)
London Concert Sinfonia (bassoon)
London Mozart Players (bassoon and Contra)
London Opera Players (bassoon)
London Sinfonietta (contra)
Milton Keynes City Orchestra (bassoon)
Moloko (contra)
New London Orchestra (contra)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (bassoon and contra)
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra (bassoon and contra)
Royal Philharmonic Pops Orchestra (bassoon and contra)
Royal Shakespeare Company (Contra)
Sarum Chamber Orchestra (bassoon and contra)
Sinfonia 21 (bassoon and contra)

TRIAL
Halle Orchestra  (contra doubling bassoon) Nov 95-Nov 96

TOURS
London Mozart Players – Caen  France  D-Day Celebrations June 2004
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Swizerland –May 2004
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Malaga Spain—May 2004
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Madrid Spain – May 2004
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Ravello Italy – July 2003
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Turkey June 2003
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra –Antwerp February, 2003
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra – USA and Canada, Charlotte Church December 2002
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – St. Ettienne, France, November 2002
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Kazakstahn, May 2002
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Poland, September 2001
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Spain, August 2001
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Lucerne, August 2001
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra -- Florence, July 2001
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Spain, July 2001
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Paris, June 2001
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Spain, August 2000
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – East Coast USA, March 2000
London City Opera – France, March 2000
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – West Coast USA, September 99
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Vienna, March 99
Oxford Philomusica – Switzerland, March 99
London Sinfonietta – Milan, October 96
Halle Orchestra – Dublin, November 96

RECORDINGS/TELEVISION
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra , Brunel Ensemble, Moloko Album: Things to Make and Do, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBCTV interval feature for the proms 1994, Royal Academy of Music                           

EDUCATION
Royal Academy of Music
, 1991-95 (Exhibition)
Bachelor of Music (Performance)  Honours Upper II.   LRAM (Teaching), 1994
Professors:              John Orford -                       Principal Bassoon, London Sinfonietta
                                David Chatterton -             Contra Bassoon, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Previous Teachers: Andrew Barnell -              Principal Bassoon, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
                               Lyndon Hilling -                  Head of Woodwind/Bassoon, Northampton Music Service
                                Graham Tear -                    Northampton Music Service, Bassoon and Contra

MASTERCLASSES
RAM                                                       Contra                  Nicholas Reader, 1995
                                                                Bassoon               Klaus Thunneman, 1994
                                                                Bassoon               Pascal Gallois, 1994
                                                                Bassoon               Martin Gatt, 1993
                                                                Bassoon               Roger Birnstingl, 1992
                                                                Bassoon               Mordechai Rechtman, 1991
BDRS                                                     Bassoon               William Waterhouse, 1991 -              at Stowe School

RAM ORCHESTRAS
RAM Symphony Orchestra                                               including tour to Germany, 1995
RAM Sinfonia                                     
Manson Ensemble
RAM Sinfonietta                                                                 including tour to Spain, 1995

SOLO PERFORMANCES
Northampton Chamber Orchestra                                      Mozart Bassoon Concerto                                September 1997
Kettering Salvation Army                                                  Saint Saens Sonate/Elgar Romance                 March 1995
Brunel University, Uxbridge                                              40-minute Recital                                             February 1995
Northampton Youth Orchestra                                            Elgar Romance -Czech Tour                           June 1990

OTHER ORCHESTRAS
Amersham Symphony Orchestra                                                  Beckenham Chorale
Bedford Sinfonia                                                                           Brecon Choral Society
Cambridge University Wind Orchestra                                         Central Festival Opera
Chamelean Arts Orchestra                                                            Chiltern Symphony Orchestra
European Sinfonia  - (Tour to Spain)                                            Exmoor Singers
Gloucester Choral Society                                                             Haydn Chamber Orchestra
Hertfordshire Philharmonic                                                           Highgate School Concert Orchestra
Hounslow Symphony Orchestra                                                    International Youth Wind Orchestra -(tours of Australia and
Sweden)
Knightsbridge Choral Society                                                        Latymer School Orchestra
London Hospital Chamber Choir                                                   Luton Sinfonia
Marylebone Sinfonia                                                                      Millenium Sinfonia
National Festival Orchestra                                                           Northampton Music School Staff Orchestra
Northampton Symphony Orchestra                                                Northampton G & S Society
Northampton Amateur Operatic Society                                        Peterborough Choral Society
Potter’s Bar Operatic Society                                                         Purcell School Orchestra
St.Endellion Festival Orchestra                                                      Southern Pro Arte Orchestra
Wellingborough Arts Barn G & S Society                                     Wells Cathedral Orchestra
Wyndom Chamber Orchestra

AWARDS
BBC Radio Northampton Music Fellowship, 1989

REFEREES       John Orford,                         David Chatterton,                     Bob Walker and Chris Gale           
                                                                                                                           Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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Instruments
Contrabassoon, Bassoon