Rebecca Roberts started as a clarinetist when she studied atChetham’s School of Music but changed to Bassoon where she studied under Charles Cracknell. Claire continued her studiesat Guildhall with Martin Gatt, followed by Conservatiore de Geneve with Roger Birnstingl. Shewas Co-Principal Bassoon in the Biel Symphony Orchestra, Switzerland, Co-Principal Bassoon at Opera De Lyon and second bassoon in Opera North. Rebeccafreelanced in orchestras such as the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Halle Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.

Rebecca moved on to teaching woodwind for East Renfrewshire Council andshe is still actively teaching today. She trainsmany bassoonists for theNational Youth Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain and West of Scotland Schools Orchestra as well asteaching at the Junior Conservatoire and coaching for NYOS, WSSO, NCOGB and East Renfrewshire Schools.

After a break in her career, Rebecca returned to performance, playingMahler 3 in the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO). She has since freelanced with RSNO, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish BalletandScottish Opera.

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