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.

Music for the Screen

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.


Music Education

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.


Life Changes

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.

Career Accomplishments

  • Winner of the University of Canberra’s National Composition Competition, 2009
  • APRA Professional Development Award nominee in the Screen Music category, 2009
  • Best Music for a Short Film nominee in the APRA/AGSC Screen Music Awards, 2008
  • Winner of Motion Picture Sound Editor's Golden Reel Award, 2007
  • MusicOz Awards APRA Songwriter Award Top 5 finalist and Top 10 finalist in jazz, pop and blues categories, 2004
  • Australia Council International Pathways grant recipient, 2001 and 2002
  • Australian Independent Record Association and Music Manager’s Forum Music Travel Grant recipient, 2001
  • Winner of the Johnny Dennis Music Award, 1999
  • Vocal finalist at Wangaratta Jazz Awards, 1998
Rachel Gaudry's tribute to Billie Holiday
Rachel Gaudry plays at a Sydney venue
Rachel Gaudry performing at an Australia Day concert at The Rocks, Sydney