Rachel Baldock is a freelance oboist and postgraduate lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She specialises in 18th century repertoire, performing regularly with many of the leading period instrument orchestras in the UK and abroad, including the English Baroque Soloists, Classical Opera Company, Florilegium and the King’s Consort. She has been involved with many recordings, including suites by J.S. Bach and Rameau with the European Union Baroque Orchestra, solo instrumental canciones by Antonio Rodríguez de Hita with La Grande Chapelle, symphonies by Carlos Baguer with Orquesta Baroqua de Sevilla and Thomas Arne’s Artaxerxes with Classical Opera Company.
Rachel is a graduate of Cambridge University, where she obtained a starred first class BA degree, and of the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied modern oboe with Celia Nicklin and Douglas Boyd and baroque and classical oboes with Katharina Spreckelsen. She studied for a year in Leipzig with Christian Wetzel on a prestigious DAAD scholarship and completed her doctorate as an AHRC scholar at the Royal Academy of Music.