Rachel Whibley, bassoon
Rachel Whibley is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, and has worked extensively with many of the top UK orchestras, including the BBC Philharmonic, the Hallé, RLPO, Northern Chamber Orchestra and Manchester Camerata. In addition, she has worked for several international orchestras, including Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, European Union Chamber Orchestra and Bolshoi Ballet.
She spent four happy years in Dublin working with the RTE Symphony and Concert orchestras, and in Belfast with the Ulster Orchestra.
An experienced teacher, Rachel has taught woodwind instruments for over 20 years, from preschool to adult, beginner to diploma level, including at the Royal Northern College of Music junior school.
After staging 5 sell-out performances of The Snowman in Glossop in 2013, Rachel set up Carrot Productions in order to extend the opportunity further afield. Last year’s tour encompassed 10 different venues, 27 performances and a combined audience of over 15,000 children and families – all to great acclaim.
Incredibly, the performances of The Snowman given by Carrot Productions last year amounted to almost a quarter of all the performances given in the world!