Rachel Smith
Artist's Title
Principal flute of the Coldstream Guards Band
Instruments Select

Dr Rachel Smith studied at Royal Holloway, University of London and the Royal Northern College of Music, and in 2013 graduated as a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Salford, Manchester. Concerto, chamber music and freelance work have taken her across the UK and around the world. She has played in the West End Theatre and contemporary music ensembles, and tours regularly with London Festival Opera. Her playing has inspired new works from several British composers, some of which feature on her first CD Summer was in August. She is currently principal flute of the Coldstream Guards Band (involving a great deal of piccolo playing), with whom she has toured worldwide on concert tours including numerous solo performances across Europe and Japan, including being a featured soloist at the Royal Albert Hall for the Gubbay Christmas Classics Concerts in December 2017. Rachel teaches flute and gives masterclasses and workshops across the UK and abroad. She is a part-time lecturer at London College of Music and examines for Trinity College exam board.