Violinist, Rachael Beesley is one of Australia’s most versatile and dynamic performers. Based in The Netherlands for 14 years, she established an exciting career as concertmaster and soloist with the finest European orchestras specialising in Early Music including La Petite Bande, Les Arts Florissants, New Dutch Academy, Il Complesso Barocco and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Now based in Australia, Rachael has made a resounding impact on the music scene in Australia, performing, educating and directing programmes around the country. Rachael appears as concertmaster with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, director and soloist with the Tasmanian Symphony and Melbourne Chamber Orchestras as well as concertmaster with Opera Australia, Victorian and Pinchgut Opera.

Rachael has recorded over 50 CDs for Harmonia Mundi, BIS, Sony and ABC Classics including with her own the ensembles, La Suave Melodia and Ironwood. As a teacher at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, The Netherlands, Rachael has developed unique courses on Historical Performance Practice and Practising In Flow. A devoted educator, Rachael teaches and guest lectures at the Conservatoriums of Music in Melbourne and Sydney and the Australian National Academy of Music.

For more information you can visit her personal website.

 

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