Rachel Stott

Rachel Stott lives and works in London, UK.  She was educated at Wells Cathedral School and Churchill College, Cambridge, where she read music. She later studied as a post-graduate viola student of David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and has subsequently pursued a career as both violist and composer.
Her music has been performed at the London South Bank, Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, festivals across the UK, and in continental Europe, North America and Japan.
Works include three string quartets, several song cycles, many solo and chamber works for early instruments, orchestral works, and an opera for children, The Cuckoo Tree, based on the book by Joan Aiken.  She has written a record-breaking work, Odysseus in Ogygia, for an ensemble of six viole d’amore, presented at the Innsbruck Viola d’amore Congress in 2012, and in the same year Several World, for massed saxophones, for the World Saxophone Congress in St Andrews, Scotland. 
Aside from her professional work Rachel enjoys walking, swimming, reading and baking.  She attends an adult education class in Ancient Greek and has recently learned how to pluck a goose.