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Rachel Lockwood (1986- ) grew up in the North East of England, not realising how much of a Northerner she was until she moved to Oxford for her University studies.  She spent three years at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, studying under the supervision of Professor Susan Wollenberg.  She worked on composition with Dr Robert Saxton and Dr Thomas Hyde, as well as Techniques of Composition and Orchestration for her Finals.  She then moved on to a postgraduate course studying composition at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (UK), working with Adam Gorb, David Horne, Gary Carpenter.


She has had works performed in London, Manchester, Oxford, and Leeds, as well as in New York State and Trinidad and Tobago.  These included a finalist position in the London Chamber Orchestra's 'Composing Through Art' project, which included public workshops, several performances and publication of the final compositions. She also wrote several pieces for Oxford Philharmonic, which included two pieces for orchestra (performed in 2006 and 2014 respectively) and several chamber works. Individual players within the orchestra have also commissioned works, including Fiona Bryan of Spectrum Ensemble and Danny Scott, principal trombone.


After her composition studies, Rachel worked in arts administration for the Oxford Philharmonic in various roles, including concert and orchestral management, before moving to Australia for a year. She is now working as Assistant Orchestra Manager for City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. She is currently developing a new string quartet, as well as a trombone concerto.