Rachael Tobin was appointed Associate Principal Cellist of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2014.

Hailing from Adelaide, she moved to London at 18 for undergraduate study at the Royal Academy of Music, and subsequently completed a Masters’ degree at Mannes College of Music, New York. Her teachers have included Niall Brown, Colin Carr and Marcy Rosen.

Performance highlights include solo performances at the Park Lane Group’s New Year Series (Southbank Centre, London), and concertos with The London Soloists’ Chamber Orchestra and the Mannes Symphony Orchestra. Rachael has performed at music festivals including the International Musicians’ Society at Prussia Cove and the Taos Chamber Music Festival, New Mexico.

Prizes and awards include the Macklin Bursary, the ABRSM international undergraduate scholarship, the Elder Scholarship, a Centenary Medal for service to The Arts, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Cello Fellowship and grants from the Australian Music Foundation and the Tait Memorial Trust.

Prior to taking up her appointment with the MSO, Rachael was a member of the Estonian National Opera Orchestra. She has also worked with Philharmonia (UK), Juilliard Opera Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

Rachael joins the ASQ in its residency at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing in May and its performance at the Beijing Modern Music Festival 2018