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Rachel Allen


Orchestral Experience 1983 to date

1983-85 Co-Principal 2nd Violin, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra in Melbourne
1986-87 Bournemouth Sinfonietta
1987 - Freelance work with the LSO, RPO, Philharmonia, London Sinfonietta, BBC Concert Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, CBSO, Orchestra of St Johns, Locrian Ensemble, Serenata of London, Britten Sinfonia, National Symphony Orchestra. 

Trials -            Principal 2nd Violin, BBC Concert Orchestra
                        Rank and File Violin London Symphony Orchestra
                        Sub-principal 1st Violin, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

1993 - Currently holds position of Co-Leader with the English National Ballet Orchestra. 
With the ENB Company, led the Puchon Philharmonic Orchestra in Seoul for season of Swan Lake and Coppelia in 1995, and has performed most of the major ballet solos with the ENB Orchestra in this country. 

Commercial Experience

Film, Pop and TV Sessions for - Isobel Griffiths, Gavyn Wright, Cathy Giles, Sylvia Addison, Hilary Skewes, Maurice Cambridge. 

Live Concerts - Eric Clapton, Barbra Streisand, George Benson, Lionel Richie

TV - BBC 'Come Dancing' series

Leader of strings for the Cliff Richard World Tour 2002-2003, working with local string players around the UK and in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. 

West End Shows

Deputy work on Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera, Whistle Down the Wind, Martin Guerre, Crazy for You

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