Rachel Valler OAM

Rachel Valler is one of Australia’s most distinguished pianists, having performed as a soloist with most of Australia’s symphony orchestras as well as in numerous chamber ensembles.  She has been an associate artist and toured with many international and local celebrities.  She has also performed for the Sydney Mozart Society and major Music Clubs throughout the State.

Rachel has adjudicated major competitions in Australia and New Zealand, has been drama and music critic for a suburban newspaper and contributed articles for 2MBS-FM.  She has been teaching for nearly 50 years and is currently an examiner for the A.M.E.B.

As a member of the Hazelwood Trio Rachel toured South-East Asia, the U.K. and Europe for Musica Viva and the Department of Trade and Foreign Affairs.  She tutored for many years at the Robertson String Development Camp and for the Amateur Chamber Music Society of which she is patron.  For her services to music, particularly as a pianist, she has been awarded the OAM.