Rachel Whibley is a professional bassoonist, a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, and has worked extensively with many of the top UK orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, Hallé, Northern Chamber Orchestra and Manchester Camerata. In addition, she has worked for several international orchestras including Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and Bolshoi Ballet.
She spent 4 happy years in Dublin working with the RTE Symphony and Concert Orchestras, and in Belfast with the Ulster Orchestra.
Rachel has had the privilege of working on education projects with many orchestras, relishing the opportunity to introduce music-making and composition into the lives of many children. She has recently been appointed as a bassoon tutor at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
After staging 5 sell-out performances of The Snowman in her home town of Glossop in 2013, Rachel set up Carrot Productions. This year’s tour encompasses 14 different venues, 46 performances and a combined audience of over 30,000 children and families. Incredibly, the performances of The Snowman given by Carrot Productions in 2016 amounted to almost a third of all the performances given in the world!
Rachel relishes a challenge, and has many ideas for Carrot Productions in 2018 and beyond.