October 23, 2015
Rachael Ueckermann is a passionate, open-minded, young musician who is currently studying at Royal Holloway, University of London for her Master’s degree in Advanced Musical Studies, having graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance this year.
After attending The Junior Department of The Royal Academy of music, Rachael gained a place at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2011, where she studied with Alexander Ardakov, Gabriele Baldocci and performed in masterclasses with pianists including Deniz Gelenbe, Philip Fowke, Sergio de Simone and with visiting artists Pascal Roge and Paul Komen. In her second year, Rachael took part in The Intercollegiate Piano Competition and was awarded ‘The Managing Director’s Prize’. As well as solo recitals in venues such as St. Alfege’s church in Greenwich and Guildford Cathederal, Rachael is a member of The Gabriel Piano Trio who have played in masterclasses with The Carducci Quartet. In addition, she has performed on numerous occasions, with the Trinity Laban Sinfonia and Wind Sinfonia as an orchestral pianist as well as in the musical theatre production of ‘City of Angels’ at Stratford Circus.
Being keen to work with composers and a committed promoter of new music, Rachael has played for several premiers of works and in the Trinity Laban Composer’s showcase; ‘Rude Health.’ The works include the score for Michael Boucherie’s film, ‘Chronocracy’ and Declan Kolakowski’s radio play, ‘This is The Flesh of The Lord’, where she was in fact, a voice actor. She has also had several pieces written for her and has recently commissioned five composition finalists from Trinity to write pieces which she will be performing in due course.
Rachael also performed at the opening weekend in this year's BBC Proms as a member of Anna Meredith's 'Connect it' ensemble!
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