An award-winning composer, musician and educator, Rachel Gaudry is a graduate of the Australian National University’s Canberra School of Music, having completed a three-year Diploma of Music in Jazz Studies, majoring in Voice, in 1995. She began studying piano at the age of six, working her way through the AMEB exam system to Grade 8, and later attaining an AMusA and ATCL in Piano Performance through the Australian Music Guild of Speech and Music and Trinity College respectively. Following her studies at the Canberra School of Music, Rachel relocated to Sydney in 1996. She immersed herself in performance and songwriting and collaborated with many of Australia’s most talented and celebrated musicians.
An accomplished singer/pianist, Rachel has performed in Australia, Canada, the USA, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. In Australia, she has performed at popular festivals such as the Darling Harbour Jazz Festival, Manly Jazz Festival, Bellingen Blues Festival and Adelaide Cabaret Festival. She has released two critically acclaimed albums, Leaving Traces and Bright Window.
In 2004, Rachel began composing music for the screen, and in 2008 completed a Master of Arts degree in Screen Composition at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. She has composed orchestral, electro-acoustic and vocal works for film, television, theatre, and animation.
Coinciding with her career as a performer and composer, Rachel’s experience as a music educator spans 16 years. From 2009-2011, she was a vocal tutor at the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney teaching one-on-one vocal lessons to tertiary level students, and leading weekly vocal masterclasses and workshops in composition and vocal recording.
In mid-2011, a newly-married Rachel and her husband relocated to Cairns for two years. They then moved to the Gold Coast and finally to Ipswich, west of Brisbane in 2016. Following the birth of her son in 2014, Rachel continues to teach, compose and perform.